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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Thomas Cottier

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 August 2019

Subject(s):
Intellectual property

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The World Intellectual Property Organization (‘WIPO’) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) ( United Nations, Specialized Agencies ). The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (‘WIPO Convention’) was signed at Stockholm on 14 July 1967 and entered into force on 26 April 1970. It was amended on 28 September 1979. WIPO stands for both an overall and complex system relating to the protection of intellectual property (‘IP’). At the same time, and from a legal perspective, WIPO merely offers an umbrella and roof to a wide...
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