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International Treaties - Trademarks

Treaties governing general standards of protection to be provided by States

  • Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. The first major international agreement covering patents, designs and marks. [Article 6ter of this Convention covers State Emblems, Names, Abbreviations and Emblems of International Intergovernmental Organizations]
  • Trademark Law Treaty
  • Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
  • Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol

Treaties governing registration systems for obtaining protection


Treaties governing international classification systems

  • Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
  • Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks

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