Member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization

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WIPO members

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations.

WIPO currently has 185 member states,.[1] 184 of the UN Members as well as the Holy See are Members of WIPO. Non-members are the states of Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu and the states with limited recognition. Palestine has observer status.[2]


  • 27 March 2000 Dominican Republic joins[3]
  • 2 March 2012 Vanuatu joins[4]


  1. ^ List of members states of WIPO. Consulted on 2008-09-11.
  2. ^ Palestine WIPO status
  3. ^ Dominican Republic Joins WIPO
  4. ^ Accession by the Republic of Vanuatu