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International Conventions

Administrative Instructions for the Application of the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating Thereto (as in force on April 1, 2002)

Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to that Agreement (as in force on April 1, 2002)

Compendium of International Arrangements on Transfer of Technology : Selected Instruments. Relevant provisions in selected international arrangements pertaining to transfer of technology (first part), by UNCTAD, 2001 (UNCTAD/ITE/IPC/Misc.5). Second part.

Patent Law Treaty (adopted at Geneva on June 1, 2000)

Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (adopted by the Diplomatic Conference on July 2, 1999)

WIPO Copyright Treaty (adopted in Geneva on December 20, 1996)

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (adopted in Geneva on December 20, 1996)

Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (The TRIPS Agreement) (signed in Marrakesh, Morocco on April 15, 1994)

The 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention (of December 2, 1961, as Revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, on October 23, 1978, and on March 19, 1991)

Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (adopted at Madrid on June 27, 1989)

Treaty on Intellectual Property in Respect of Integrated Circuits (done at Washington, D.C., on May 26, 1989)

Patent Cooperation Treaty (done at Washington on June 19, 1970, amended on October 28, 1979, and modified on February 3, 1984)

Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (done at Budapest on April 28, 1977, and amended on September 26, 1980)

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (of September 9, 1886, completed at Paris on May 4, 1896, revised at Berlin on November 13, 1908, completed at Berne on March 20, 1914, revised at Rome on June 2, 1928, at Brussels on June 26, 1948, at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and at Paris on July 24, 1971, and amended on September 28, 1979)

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967 and as amended on September 28, 1979)

Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration (of October 31, 1958,
as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and as amended on September 28, 1979)

Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (of April 14, 1891, as revised at Brussels on December 14, 1900, at Washington on June 2, 1911, at The Hague on November 6, 1925, at London on June 2, 1934, at Nice on June 15, 1957,
and at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and as amended on September 28, 1979)

Multilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation Copyright Royalties (adopted at Madrid in 1979)

Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (of June 15, 1957, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and at Geneva on May 13, 1977, and amended on September 28, 1979)

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (of March 20, 1883, as revised at Brussels on December 14, 1900, at Washington on June 2, 1911, at The Hague on November 6, 1925, at London on June 2, 1934, at Lisbon on October 31, 1958, and at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and as amended on September 28, 1979)

The 1978 Act of the UPOV Convention (of December 2, 1961, as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, and on October 23, 1978)

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (entered into force on March 23, 1976)

International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (entered into force on January 3, 1976)

Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite (done at Brussells on May 21, 1974)

Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (adopted at Paris on November 16, 1972)

Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms (of October 29, 1971) (Conventions administered by UNESCO jointly with ITO and WIPO)

UNESCO Universal Copyright Convention (Geneva, 1952, revised at Paris in 1971).

Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations (done at Rome on October 26, 1961)

Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (Adopted in Singapore on March 27, 2006)

Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration (1958, as amended in 1979)


Other Relevant International Legal Instruments

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (adopted by the FAO Conference in November 2001)

The Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights (adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO at its 29th session on November 11, 1997)

The Convention on Biological Diversity (June 5, 1992)


Relevant Non-Binding International Instruments

Bonn Guidelines on Access and Benefit-Sharing as Related to Genetic Resources (Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity)

Proposed Joint Recommendation Concerning Trademark Licenses (Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO, Thirty-Fifth Series of Meetings, Geneva, September 25 to October 3, 2000)

Joint Recommendation Concerning Provisions on the Protection of Well-Known Marks (adopted by the Assembly of the Paris Union for the Protection of Industrial Property and the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) at the Thirty-Fourth Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO September 20 to 29, 1999)

Micro-Organisms Sustainable Use and Access Regulation International Code of Conduct (MOSAICC) (initiated by the Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms (BCCM) in 1997, with the support of the Directorate General XII for Science, Research and Development of the European Commission)

International Code of Conduct for Plant Germplasm Collecting and Transfer (adopted by the FAO Conference at its 27th session in November 1993)

 

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