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 188 member states.[1] 186 of the UN Members as well as the Holy See and Niue are Members of WIPO. Non-members are the states of Kosovo, Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, 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. Retrieved on 28 January 2015.
  2. ^ Palestine WIPO status
  3. ^ Dominican Republic Joins WIPO
  4. ^ Accession by the Republic of Vanuatu