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 189
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 August 2016, the convention has 189 parties: 186 UN member states plus the Cook Islands, the Holy See and Niue.[1] The seven UN member states that have not ratified the WIPO Convention are:

The Convention is written in English, French, Russian and Spanish, all texts being equally authentic.[2] The Convention was amended on 28 September 1979.

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