Convention Establishing the World IntellectualProperty Organisation (WIPO Convention,

1967,as amended 1979)

F*-June 30, 1992 F-March 1, 1992 F-September 8, 1991 F-December 25, 1991 F-June 3, 2006 F-April 27, 1992 **
2 Berne Convention for the Protection of Literaryand Artistic Works of 1886 (Paris Act 1971) F-March 6, 1994 F-March 1, 1992 F-September 8, 1991 F-November 2, 1995 F-June 3, 2006 F-April 27, 1992
3 WIPO Copyright Treaty (Geneva, 1996) F-August 6, 2005 F-November 25, 2009 F-February 4, 2004 F-March 6, 2002 F-June 3, 2006 F-June 13, 2003
4 WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty(Geneva, 1996) F-May 20, 2002 F-November 25, 2009 F-March 20, 2005 F-May 20, 2002 F-June 3, 2006 F-June 13, 2003
5 Madrid Agreement Concerning the InternationalRegistration of Marks (1891) F-October 4, 1995 F-March 1, 1992 F-September 8, 1991 F-December 25, 1991 F-June 3, 2006 F-April 27, 1992
6 Nice Agreement Concerning the InternationalClassification of Goods and Services for the

Purposes of the Registration of Marks (1957)

F-September 19, 2003 F-March 1, 1992 F-September 8, 1991 F-December 1, 1997 F-June 3, 2006 F-April 27, 1992
7 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT, Washington,1970) F-October 4, 1995 F-September 7, 1996 F-August 10, 1995 F-December 25, 1991 F-June 3, 2006 F-February 1, 1997
8 Agreement on Trade Related Aspects ofIntellectual Property Rights (WTO TRIPS


F-8 September 2000   F-4 April 2003 F-26 July 2001 F -April 29,2012  
9 Universal Copyright Convention (Geneva Text,1952) F-February 4, 2004 F-March 6, 1992 F-November 17, 1991 F-June 3, 2006 F-September 11, 2011
10 Universal Copyright Convention (Paris Text1971) F-February 4, 2004 F-March 6, 1992     F- June 3,2006 S*-July 24, 1971
11 International Convention for the Protection ofPerformers, Producers of Phonograms and

Broadcasting Organizations (Rome Convention,


F-September 1, 2000 F-May 25, 2009 F-March 2, 1998 F-December 5, 1995 F-June 3, 2006 F-June 10, 2003
12 Convention for the Protection of Producers ofPhonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of

their Phonograms (Phonogram Convention,

Geneva 1971)

F-June 26, 2001 F-May 25, 2009 F-March 2, 1998 F-July 17, 2000 F-June 3, 2006 F-June 10, 2003
13 Convention Relating to the Distribution ofProgramme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by

Satellite (Satellite Convention, Brussels, 1974)

   F-March 1, 1992 F-November 17, 1991 F-October 28, 2008 F-June 3, 2006 F-April 27, 1992
14 Paris Convention for the Protection of IndustrialProperty (1883) F-October 4, 1995 F-March 1, 1992 F-September 8, 1991 F-December 25, 1991 F-June 3, 2006 F-April 27, 1992
15 Locarno Agreement Establishing an InternationalClassification for Industrial Designs (1968)   F-March 1, 1992 F-September 8, 1991 F-December 1, 1997 F-June 3, 2006 F-April 27, 1992
16 Strasbourg Agreement Concerning theInternational Patent Classification (1971) F-July 24, 2007 F-October 27, 2009 F-May 30, 2003 F-September 1, 1998 ** F-July 15, 2010
17 Vienna Agreement Establishing an InternationalClassification of the Figurative Elements of Marks   F -April 19,2012 F-May 26, 2010 F-December 1, 1997 ** F-October 15, 2009
18 Budapest Treaty on the International Recognitionof the Deposit of Microorganisms for the

Purposes of Patent Procedure (1977)

F-September 19, 2003 F January 27, 2009 F-August 30, 2002 F-December 25, 1991 F-June 3, 2006 F-February 25, 1994
19 Protocol Relating to the Madrid AgreementConcerning the International Registration of

Marks (Madrid Protocol, 1989)

F-July 30, 2003 F-January 27, 2009 F-August 30, 2002 F-December 1, 1997 F-June 3, 2006 F-February 17, 1998
***20 Hague Agreement on the International Deposit ofIndustrial Designs, of November 6, 1925, as

revised in the Hague on November 28, 1960 (the

Hague Act, 1960), and amended in Stockholm,

on July 14, 1967, with the amendments of

September 28, 1979 (Stockholm Complementary

Act, 1967)

F-March 19, 2007   F-March 18, 1997 F-March 14, 1994 F-June 3, 2006 F-December 30, 1993
****21 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement on theInternational Registration of Industrial Designs,

as adopted in Geneva on July 2, 1999

F-March 19, 2007 F-December 24, 2008     F -March 5,2012 F -December 9, 2009 
22 Patent Law Treaty (PLT) F-May 17, 2010 F- May 9,2012 F-April 22, 2010 F-April 28, 2005   F-August 20, 2010
23 Trademark Law Treaty (TLT)   F-December 22, 2006   F-August 1, 1996 F-June 3, 2006 F-September 15, 1998
24 Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol Party   F- February 24,2012 To be ratified Deadline: 31.12.2013 F-December 25, 1991 F-June 3, 2006 F-March 18, 2000
25 International Convention for the Protection ofNew Varieties of Plants (UPOV) F-October 15, 2005    F-May 4, 2011  F-October 28, 1998  ****Low on ratification of International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants was adopted on the Parliament’s session held on March 1, 2013. Currently, in the process of accession to UPOV. F-January 5, 2013

*F– Agreement/Convention in Force   S-Agreement/Convention signed

* Party to the Agreement/Convention
** Not a Party to the Agreement /Convention
*** The Protocol to the Hague Act(1960) is not yet in force . It has been ratified by or acceded to by the following States: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy , Liechtenstein, Monaco, Moroco, Netherlands,Switzerland.
**** The Geneva (1999) Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs was adopted on July 2,1999. The Geneva Act entered into force on December 23, 2003.
***** Accession in process

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