International Union for the Protection of Industrial Property (Paris Union)
Union internationale pour la protection de la propriété industrielle (Union de Paris)
Unión Internacional para la Protección de la Propiedad Industrial (Unión de Paris)
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1883-03-20 Paris France
Established by T-XT0063 - Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, 1883, revised: Brussels (Belgium) 4 Dec 1900; Washington DC (USA) 2 Jun 1911; The Hague (Netherlands) 6 Nov 1925; 2 Jun London (UK) 1934; Lisbon (Portugal) 31 Oct 1958; Stockholm (Sweden) 14 Jul 1967. Amended 1979. Both the Paris Union and its Convention come within the framework of B-XB3635 - World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Convention provides for all or any of the member States to conclude separate, special agreements on particular aspects of industrial property. These are:
- (1) T-XT0064 - Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods, 1891 (Madrid Agreement), concluded 14 Apr 1891, Madrid (Spain); revised Washington DC 1911, The Hague 1925, London 1934, Lisbon 1958, and complemented by the additional act of Stockholm 1967;
- (2) T-XT0065 - Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, 1891, concluded 14 Apr 1891, revised 1900 Brussels, 1911 Washington DC and 1925 The Hague - T-XT2512 - Revision of Agreement of Madrid of 14 Apr 1891 Concerning International Registration of Commercial and Industrial Trade Marks, 1934 London, 1957 Nice, 1967 Stockholm and amended 1979;
- (3) T-XT8966 - Protocol to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted 27 Jun 1989, amended 2006 and 2007;
- (4) T-XT2510 - The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs, concluded 6 Nov 1925; revised 1934, London; 1960, The Hague 1960; and completed by T-XT6130 - Additional Act to the 1925 Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs, signed 1961, Monaco, by T-XT6795 - Complementary Act to the 1925 Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Design, signed 1967, Stockholm, amended 1979 and the Geneva Act adopted by the Diplomatic Conference, 2 Jul 1999;
- (5) T-XT5703 - Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, concluded 15 Jun 1957; revised 1967 Stockholm, 1977 Geneva, and amended 1979;
- (6) T-XT5836 - Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and Their International Registration (Lisbon Agreement), signed 31 Oct 1958; revised 1967, Stockholm, and amended 1979;
- (7) T-XT6821 - Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Design, concluded 8 Oct 1968, and amended 1979;
- (8) T-XT7097 - Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), signed 19 Jun 1970, amended 1979, modified 1984 and 2001;
- (9) T-XT7141 - Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification (IPC Agreement), signed 24 Mar 1971, and amended 1979;
- (10) T-XT7371 - Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks (Vienna Agreement), concluded 12 Jun 1973, amended 9 Aug 1985;
- (11) T-XT7399 - Vienna Agreement for the Protection of Type Faces and Their International Deposit (Vienna Agreement), concluded 12 Jun 1973, not yet in force;
- (12) T-XT7720 - Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (Budapest Treaty of 1977), in force 19 Aug 1980, amended 1980;
- (13) T-XT7875 - Geneva Treaty on the International Recording of Scientific Discoveries (Geneva Treaty), not yet in force;
- (14) T-XT8163 - Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol (Nairobi Treaty), in force 25 Sep 1982.
- (15) T-XT9411 - Trademark Law Treaty (TLT), adopted 27 Oct 1994;
- (16) T-XT0098 - Patent Law Treaty (PLT), adopted 1 Jun 2000;
- (17) T-XT0608 - Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (Singapore Treaty), in force 16 Mar 2009.
Each of these treaties has its own union, these being described separately. Specialized agency of: A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN).
Ensure and develop the international protection of industrial property including patents, marks, industrial designs, utility models, trade names, geographical indications, and the repression of unfair competition.
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