WIPO Convention

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WIPO Convention
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Typeintellectual property
Signed14 July 1967
LocationStockholm, Sweden
Effective26 April 1970
Condition10 ratifications by Paris Union states plus seven ratifications by Berne Union states
Signatories50
Parties191
DepositaryDirector General of the World Intellectual Property Organization
LanguagesEnglish, 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 February 2018, the convention has 191 parties: 188 UN member states plus the Cook Islands, the Holy See and Niue.[1] The five 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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  1. ^ "WIPO-Administered Treaties Contracting Parties > WIPO Convention (Total Contracting Parties : 191)". WIPO. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ Article 20(1)(a) of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

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