Yearbook of the United Nations 1987

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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 1987, membership of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) increased to 117 with the accession of Paraguay. The number of States parties 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. Italy became party to The Hague Agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs, bringing membership to 21. The Dominican Republic and France became party to the Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, raising membership to 31. Benin became party to the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT), increasing membership to 40. The Republic of Korea became party to the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms, bringing the total number to 40. The Netherlands and Australia became party to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, bringing the number of States parties to 21. At year’s end, total membership in WIPO and its various Unions, taken together, was 130.


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