World Intellectual Property Organization

Contribution Classes of States Members of WIPO and/or the Paris and/or Berne Unions [1]

Status on April 15, 2015

Afghanistan Ster   Ghana Sbis   Pakistan S
Albania IX   Greece VI   Panama S
Algeria IX   Grenada Sbis   Papua New Guinea Sbis
Andorra IX   Guatemala S   Paraguay Sbis
Angola Ster   Guinea Ster   Peru IX
Antigua and Barbuda Sbis   Guinea-Bissau Ster   Philippines IX
Argentina VIbis   Guyana Sbis   Poland VI
Armenia IX         Portugal IVbis
Australia III   Haiti  Ster      
Austria IVbis   Holy See IX   Qatar IX
Azerbaijan IX   Honduras Sbis      
      Hungary VI   Republic of Korea IVbis
Bahamas Sbis         Republic of Moldova IX
Bahrain S   Iceland  VIII   Romania VIbis
Bangladesh Ster   India VIbis   Russian Federation IV
Barbados Sbis   Indonesia VII   Rwanda Ster
Belarus IX   Iran (Islamic Republic of) VII      
Belgium IV   Iraq S   Saint Kitts and Nevis Sbis
Belize Sbis   Ireland IV   Saint Lucia Sbis
Benin Ster   Israel VIbis   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Sbis
Bhutan Ster   Italy III   Samoa Sbis
Bolivia Sbis         San Marino IX
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sbis   Jamaica  Sbis   Sao Tome and Principe Ster
Botswana Sbis   Japan I   Saudi Arabia VII
Brazil VIbis   Jordan S   Senegal Ster
Brunei Darussalam S         Serbia[2] VIII
Bulgaria VIbis   Kazakhstan IX   Seychelles Sbis
Burkina Faso Ster   Kenya Sbis   Sierra Leone Ster
Burundi Ster   Kiribati Ster   Singapore IX
      Kuwait IX   Slovakia VI
Cabo Verde Sbis   Kyrgyzstan IX   Slovenia VII
Cambodia Ster         Somalia Ster
Cameroon Sbis   Lao People's Democratic Republic Ster   South Africa IVbis
Canada IV   Latvia IX   Spain IV
Central African Republic Ster   Lebanon S   Sri Lanka S
Chad Ster   Lesotho Ster   Sudan Ster
Chile IX   Liberia Ster   Suriname Sbis
China IVbis   Libya IX   Swaziland Sbis
Colombia IX   Liechtenstein VIII   Sweden III
Comoros Ster   Lithuania IX   Switzerland III
Congo Sbis   Luxembourg VII   Syrian Arab Republic S
Costa Rica S            
Côte d'Ivoire Sbis   Madagascar Ster   Tajikistan IX
Croatia VIII   Malawi Ster   Thailand IX
Cuba S   Malaysia VIII   The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia VIII
Cyprus S   Maldives Sbis   Togo Ster
Czech Republic VI   Mali Ster   Tonga Sbis
      Malta Sbis   Trinidad and Tobago S
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Sbis   Mauritania Ster   Tunisia S
Democratic Republic of the Congo Ster   Mauritius Sbis   Turkey VIbis
Denmark IV   Mexico IVbis   Turkmenistan IX
Djibouti Ster   Micronesia (Federated States of) Sbis   Tuvalu  Ster
Dominica Sbis   Monaco VII      
Dominican Republic S   Mongolia Sbis   Uganda Ster
      Montenegro IX   Ukraine IX
Ecuador S   Morocco S   United Arab Emirates IX
Egypt IX   Mozambique Ster   United Kingdom I
El Salvador Sbis   Myanmar  Ster   United Republic of Tanzania Ster
Equatorial Guinea Ster         United States of America I
Eritrea Ster   Namibia Sbis   Uruguay S
Estonia IX   Nepal Ster   Uzbekistan IX
Ethiopia Ster   Netherlands III      
      New Zealand VI   Vanuatu Ster
Fiji Sbis   Nicaragua Sbis   Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) IX
Finland IV   Niger Ster   Viet Nam  S
France I   Nigeria S      
      Niue Sbis   Yemen  Ster
Gabon S   Norway   IV      
Gambia Ster         Zambia Ster
Georgia IX   Oman IX   Zimbabwe  Sbis
Germany I            

(Total: 189 States)

__________________________________

1 The unitary contribution system established with effect from January 1, 1994, replaced the separate contribution systems of WIPO and the six Contribution-financed Unions, that is, each State pays one contribution, irrespective of whether it is a member of WIPO or of one or more of the Contribution-financed Unions. Under the unitary contribution system, there are the following classes corresponding to the units of contribution indicated between parentheses: I (25), II (20), III (15), IV (10), IVbis (7.5), V (5), VI (3), VIbis (2), VII (1), VIII (1/2), IX (1/4), S (1/8), Sbis (1/16) and Ster (1/32).

2 Serbia is the continuing State from Serbia and Montenegro as from June 3, 2006.

Explore WIPO