World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO-Administered Treaties

WIPO administers 26 treaties including the WIPO Convention.

Global Protection System ↓

The second general group, known as the global protection system treaties, ensures that one international registration or filing will have effect in any of the relevant signatory States. The services provided by WIPO under these treaties simplify and reduce the cost of making individual applications or filings in all the countries in which protection is sought for a given IP right.

Classification ↓

The third and final general group is the classification treaties, which create classification systems that organize information concerning inventions, trademarks and industrial designs into indexed, manageable structures for easy retrieval.

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Joint recommendations

  • Joint Recommendation Concerning Provisions on the Protection of Well-Known Marks PDF, Joint Recommendation Concerning Provisions on the Protection of Well-Known Marks
  • Joint Recommendation Concerning Trademark Licenses PDF, Joint Recommendation Concerning Trademark Licenses
  • Joint Recommendation Concerning Provisions on the Protection of Marks, and Other Industrial Property Rights in Signs, on the Internet PDF, Joint Recommendation Concerning Provisions on the Protection of Marks, and Other Industrial Property Rights in Signs, on the Internet

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