Yearbook of the United Nations 1986

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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 1986, membership of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) increased to 116 with the admission of Iceland, Lebanon, Lesotho and Sierra Leone. The number of States party to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works remained at 97 and 76, respectively. Benin became party to the Hague Agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs, bringing membership to 20. Argentina, Barbados, Oman, San Marino and the USSR became party to the Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol, bringing membership to 32. At the end of the year, total membership in WIPO and its various Unions, taken together, was 130.


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