A communiqué from WIPO informs the IPKat of the new members of the various treaties administered by WIPO. As a result, the numbers of states to have acceded to the various treaties as of 31 December 2004 are (in numerical order):

Who'll be top of the treaties for 2005?

1. WIPO Convention 181
2. Paris Convention 162
3. Berne Convention 157
4. Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 124
5. Rome Convention 79
6. Nice Agreement 74
7. Madrid Protocol 66
8. Budapest Agreement 60
9. UPOV Convention (plant varieties) 58
10. Madrid Agreement 56
11. Strasbourg Agreement (IPC) 55
12. WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) 50
13. WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) 48
14. Locarno Agreement 44
15. Naorobi Treatment 43
16. Madrid Agreement (Indications of Source) 34
17. Trademark Law Treaty (TLT) 33
18. Hague Agreement (Hague Act) 31
19. Lisbon Agreement 22
20. Vienna Agreement 20
21. Hague Agreement (Geneva Act) 16
22. Patent Law Treaty (PLT) 9

The IPKat offers a prize to the first person to email him, telling him what field of IP law each of the treaties covers.
TOP OF THE TREATIES TOP OF THE TREATIES Reviewed by Unknown on Sunday, January 16, 2005 Rating: 5


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