WIPO Convention

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WIPO Convention
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Type intellectual property
Signed 14 July 1967
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Effective 26 April 1970
Condition 10 ratifications by Paris Union states plus seven ratifications by Berne Union states
Signatories 50
Parties 188
Depositary Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization
Languages English, French, Russian, and Spanish

The WIPO Convention (formally, the Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization) is the multilateral treaty that established the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The Convention was signed at Stockholm, Sweden, on 14 July 1967 and entered into force on 26 April 1970. As of October 2014, the WIPO Convention has 188 contracting Parties.[1] The Convention is written in English, French, Russian and Spanish, all texts being equally authentic.[2] The Convention was amended on 28 September 1979.

As of October 2014, the convention has 188 parties: 186 UN member states plus the Holy See and Niue. The seven UN member states that have not ratified the WIPO Convention are:

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  1. ^ WIPO Convention: Contracting parties, retrieved on 18 October 2014.
  2. ^ Article 20(1)(a)

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