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United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Date of TextAdopted on December 10, 1982 at Montego Bay
Entry into force on November 16, 1994
Host Institution:United Nations (UN)
MembersContracting Parties/Signatories
 Treaty Actions
Subject MatterPatents (Inventions), Traditional Knowledge (TK), Transfer of Technology, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes

IP provisions: Articles 5, 51, 163.8, 168.2, 181.2 and 277 (h)

Available Texts
Treaty Text
Arabic

اتفاقية الأمم المتحدة لقانون البحار (النص الأصلي) اتفاقية الأمم المتحدة لقانون البحار (النص الأصلي), Complete document (pdf) [5450 KB]

Chinese

联合国海洋法公约 (地道文本) 联合国海洋法公约 (地道文本), Complete document (pdf) [1855 KB]

English

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Authentic text) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Authentic text), Complete document (pdf) [2416 KB]

French

Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer (Texte authentique) Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer (Texte authentique), Complete document (pdf) [11346 KB]

Russian

Конвенция Организации Объединенных Наций по морскому праву (Подлинный текст) Конвенция Организации Объединенных Наций по морскому праву (Подлинный текст), Complete document (pdf) [4392 KB]

Spanish

Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Derecho del Mar (Texto auténtico) Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Derecho del Mar (Texto auténtico), Complete document (pdf) [2004 KB]

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