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Appendix II. Intellectual property conventions

Table 3

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONVENTIONS

COUNTRY

IP

TRADEMARKS

PATENTS

DESIGNS

COPYRIGHT

Paris Convention

WTO1 (Trip’s)2

Madrid Agreement

Madrid Protocol

EUTM3

PCT4

EPC5

Hague Agreement

Berne Agreement

Afghanistan x x
Organización Africana de la Propiedad Intelectual (OAPI) x x x x x x x x
Albania x x x x x x x x x
Algeria x o x
Andorra x x x
Angola x x x x x
Antigua and Barbuda x x x x
Argentina x o x x x x
Armenia x x x
Australia x x x x x x x
Austria x x x x x
Azerbaijan x x x x x x x x
Bahamas x o x x x x x
Bahrain x o x
Bangladesh x x x x x
Barbados x x x x
Belarus x o x x x x
Belgium x x x x x x x x x
Belize x x x x x
Benin x x x x x
Bhutan x o x x x
Bolivia x x x
Bosnia and Herzegovina x o x x x E x x
Botswana x x x x x x
Brazil x x x x
Brunei x x x x x x
Bulgaria x x x x x x x x x
Burkina Faso x x x x
Burundi x x x
Cambodia x x X x x
Cameroon x x x x
Canada x x x x
Cape Verde x x
Central African Republic x x x x
Chad x x x x
Chile x x x x
China x x x x x x
Colombia x x x x x
Comoros x o x x
Congo x x x x
Cook Islands x
Costa Rica x x x x
Côte d’Ivoire x x x x x
Croatia x x x x x x x x x
Cuba x x x x x x
Cyprus x x x x x x x x
Czech Republic x x x x x x x x
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea x x x x x x
Democratic Republic of the Congo x x x
Denmark x x x x x x x x
Djibouti x x x x
Dominica x x x x
Dominican Republic x x x x
Ecuador x x x x
Equatorial Guinea x o x x
Egypt x x x x x x x
El Salvador x x x x
Estonia x x x x x x x x
Ethiopia o
European Communities x x x
Fiji x x
Finland x x x x x x x x
France x x x x x x x x x
Gabon x x x x x
Gambia x x x x x
Georgia x x x x x x
Germany x x x x x x x x x
Ghana x x x x x x
Greece x x x x x x x x
Grenada x x x x
Guatemala x x x x
Guinea x x x x
Guinea-Bissau x x x x
Guyana x x x
Haiti x x x
Honduras x x x x
Hong Kong x
Hungary x x x x x x x x x
Holy See x o x
Iceland x x x x x x x
India x x x x x
Indonesia x x x x x
Iran, (Islamic Republic of) x o x x x
Iraq x o
Ireland x x x x x x x
Italy x x x x x x x x x
Jamaica x x x
Japan x x x x x x
Jordan x x x x
Kazakhstan x x x x x x
Kenya x x x x x x
Kiribati x
Kuwait x x x x
Kyrgyzstan x x x x x x x
Laos x x x x x
Latvia x x x x x x x x x
Lebanon x o x
Lesotho x x x x x x
Liberia x x x x x x
Libya x o x x
Liechtenstein x x x x x x x x
Lithuania x x x x x x x x
Luxembourg x x x x x x x x x
Macao x
Madagascar x x x x x
Malawi x x x x
Malaysia x x x x
Maldives x
Mali x x x x x
Malta x x x x x x
Mauritania x x x x
Mauritius x x x
Mexico x x x x x
Micronesia x
Monaco x x x x x x x
Mongolia x x x x x x x
Montenegro x x x x x E x x
Morocco x x x x x V x x
Mozambique x x x x x x
Myanmar x
Namibia x x x x x x x
Nepal x x x
New Zealand x x x x x
Nicaragua x x x x
Niger x x x x x
Nigeria x x x x
Niue x
Norway x x x x x x x
Oman x x x x x x
Pakistan x x x
Panama x x x x
Papua New Guinea x x x
Paraguay x x x
Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Customs Territory other than Taiwan) x
Peru x x x x
Philippines x x x x x
Poland x x x x x x x x x
Portugal x x x x x x x x
Qatar x x x x
Republic of Korea x x x x x x
Republic of Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) x x x x x x x x
Republic of Moldova x x x x x V x x
Romania x x x x x x x x x
Russian Federation x x x x x x x
Rwanda x x x x x x
Saint Kitts and Nevis x x x x
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines x x x x
Saint Lucia x x x x
Samoa x x x
San Marino x x x x x
Sao Tome and Prince x o x x x x
Saudi Arabia x x x x
Senegal x x x x x
Serbia x o x x x x x x
Seychelles x x x
Sierra Leone x x x x x
Singapore x x x x x x
Solomon Islands x
Somalia o
Slovakia x x x x x x x x
Slovenia x x x x x x x x x
South Africa x x x x
Spain x x x x x x x x x
Sri Lanka x x x x
Sudan x o x x x x
Suriname x x x x
Swaziland x x x x x x
Sweden x x x x x x x
Switzerland x x x x x x x x
Syria x o x x x x
Tajikistan x x x x x x x
Thailand x x x x x
The Netherlands x x x x x x x x x
Timor-Leste o
Togo x x x x
Tonga x x x
Trinidad and Tobago x x x x
Tunisia x x x x V x x
Turkey x x x x x x x
Turkmenistan x x x x x
Tuvalu x
Uganda x x x
Ukraine x x x x x x x
United Arab Emirates x x x x
United Kingdom x x x x x x x
United Republic of Tanzania x x x x
United States of America x x x x x x
Uruguay x x x
Uzbekistan x o x x x
Vanuatu x x
Venezuela x x x
Viet Nam x x x x x x
Yemen x x x
Zambia x x x x x
Zimbabwe x x x x x

WTO: World Trade Organization.

2 TRIP’S: Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.

3 EUTM: European Union Trademark.

4 PCT: Patent Cooperation Treaty.

5 EPC: European Patent Convention.

6 E: Non-Member States that have executed extension agreements with the European Patent Organization.

7 O: Observer Governments which should commence negotiations for adhesion within 5 years of becoming observers.

8 V: Non-Member States in which a European patent may be validated.