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WIPO - General Rules of Procedure (Bilingual)
This publication outlines the general rules of procedure of WIPO.
Publication year: 1996
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in 1994
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system.
Publication year: 1995
Guide to the International Patent Classification (1995) (6th edition)
Trademark Law Treaty (TLT)
The aim of the TLT is to make national and regional trademark registration systems more user-friendly. This is achieved through the simplification and harmonization of procedures thus making the procedure safe for the owners of marks and their representatives.
Publication year: 1994
The Vienna Agreement establishes a classification for marks which consist of or contain figurative elements. The competent offices of the Contracting States must indicate in the official documents and publications relating to registrations and renewals of marks the appropriate symbols of the Classification.
Publication year: 1985
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
The WIPO Convention, the constituent instrument of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), was signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, entered into force in 1970 and was amended in 1979. WIPO is an intergovernmental organization that became in 1974 one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations system of organizations.
Publication year: 1984
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
The Agreement establishes the International Patent Classification (IPC) which divides technology into eight sections with approximately 70,000 subdivisions
Publication year: 1982
All States which are party to the Treaty are under the obligation to protect the Olympic symbol - five interlaced rings - against use for commercial purposes (in advertisements, on goods, as a mark, etc.) without the authorization of the International Olympic Committee.
Publication year: 1981
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
The Locarno Agreement establishes a classification for industrial designs (the Locarno Classification). The competent offices of the Contracting States must indicate in official documents reflecting the deposit or registration of industrial designs the numbers of the classes and subclasses of the Classification to which the goods incorporating the designs belong. This must also be done in any publication the offices issue in respect of the deposit or registration of industrial designs.
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
The Convention applies to industrial property in the widest sense, including patents, marks, industrial designs, utility models (a kind of "small patent" provided for by the laws of some countries), trade names (designations under which an industrial or commercial activity is carried on), geographical indications (indications of source and appellations of origin) and the repression of unfair competition.
Publication year: 1979