World Intellectual Property Organization

Member States

WIPO’s member states determine the direction, budget and activities of the Organization through the decision-making bodies. We currently have 188 member states.

To become a member, a state must deposit an instrument of ratification or accession with the Director General. The WIPO Convention provides that membership is open to any state that is:

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