WIPO administers 26 treaties including the WIPO Convention.
The first general group of treaties defines internationally agreed basic standards of intellectual property (IP) protection in each country.
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.
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.