Yearbook of the United Nations 1985

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The principal reference work of the United Nations providing a comprehensive, one-volume account of the Organization’s work along with information on the work of each specialized agency in the United Nations’ family.



World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

During 1985. membership of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) increased to 112 with the admission of Angola (15 April), Nicaragua (5 May) and Bangladesh (11 May). The number of States party to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property rose to 97 with the admission of Mongolia. The number of States party to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works remained at 76. Barbados became party to the Nice Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, raising membership of the Nice Union to 33. Barbados and Italy deposited their instruments of accession to the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT), bringing PCT Union membership to 39. At the end of the year, total membership in WIPO and its various Unions, taken together, was 127.


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