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Convention Establishing the World Intellectual

Property Organization

Signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967

and as amended on October 2, 1979

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization

GENEVA 1985

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual

Property Organization
Signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967

and as amended on October 2, 1979

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization

GENEVA 1985

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual

Property Organization

Signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967

and as amended on October 2, 1979

The Cortracting Parties,

Desiring to contribute to better understanding and cooper. ation among States for their mutual benefit on the basis of respect for their sovereignty and equality,

Desiring, in order to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world,

Desiring to modernize and render more efficient the administration of the Unions established in the fields of the protection of industrial property and the protection of literary and artistic works, while fully respecting the independence of each of the Unions,

Agree as follows:

Article 1 Establishment of the Organization The World Intellectual Property Organization is hereby established.

Article 2
Definitions

For the purposes of this Convention: (i) • Organization ” shall mean the World Intellectual Prop

erty Organization (WIPO);

(ii) “International Bureau shall mean the International

Bureau of Intellectual Property; (iii) “ Paris Convention " shall mean the Convention for the

Protection of Industrial Property signed on March 20, 1883, including any of its revisions;

(iv) “ Berne Convention " shall mean the Convention for the

Protection of Literary and Artistic Works signed on
September 9, 1886, including any of its revisions;

(v) “ Paris Union" shall mean the International Union estab

lished by the Paris Convention;

(vi) “ Berne Union shall mean the International Union

established by the Berne Convention;

(vii) “Unions shall mean the Paris Union, the Special

Unions and Agreements established in relation with that Union, the Berne Union, and any other international agreement designed to promote the protection of intel. lectual property whose administration is assumed by the Organization according to Article 4 (iii);

(viii) “ intellectual property” shall include the rights relating to:

literary, artistic and scientific works,
performances of performing artists, phonograms,
and broadcasts,
inventions in all fields of human endeavor,

scientific discoveries,
-- industrial designs,

trademarks, service marks, and commercial names and designations,

protection against unfair competition, and all other rights resulting from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary or artistic fields.

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Article 3 Objectives of the Organization The objectives of the Organization are: (i) to promote the protection of intellectual property

throughout the world through cooperation among States and, where appropriate, in collaboration with any other

international organization, (ii) to ensure administrative cooperation among the Unions.

Article 4
Functions

In order to attain the objectives described in Article 3, the Organization, through its appropriate organs, and subject to the competence of each of the Unions: (i) shall promote the development of measures designed to

facilitate the efficient protection of intellectual property throughout the world and to harmonize national

legislation in this field; (ii) shall perform the administrative tasks of the Paris

Union, the Special Unions established in relation with

that Union, and the Berne Union; (iii) may agree to assume, or participate in, the administra

tion of any other international agreement designed to

promote the protection of intellectual property; (iv) shall encourage the conclusion of international agree

ments designed to promote the protection of intellectual

property; (v) shall offer its cooperation to States requesting legal

technical assistance in the field of intellectual property; (vi) shall assemble and disseminate information concerning

the protection of intellectual property, carry out and promote studies in this field, and publish the results of such studies;

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