Turning ideas into assets

Treaties, Council Regulations etc.

Select the area of IP-right:

 

Patents and Utility models

  • The Patent Cooperation Treaty
    The Patent Cooperation Treaty regulates an international cooperation in relation to the grant of patent rights. The international patent system is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

  • The European Patent Convention
    The European Patent Convention (EPC) regulates a European cooperation in relation to the grant of patent rights. The European patent system is administered by the European Patent Organisation (EPO).

  • The Patent Law Treaty
    The purpose of the Patent Law Treaty is to harmonize and simplify the formal patent application procedures.

  

Trademarks

  • The Madrid Protocol
    Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks of 1989.

    The Madrid Protocol regulates an international cooperation in relation to registration of trademark rights. The international trademark system is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

  • The Community trademark
    Counsel regulation (EC) No 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the Community trademark.

    The regulation regulates the European Communities’ common system for trademark rights. The system is administered by the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM).

  • The Nice Agreement
    Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks.

    The Nice Agreement is an international convention on the classification of trademarks rights.

  • Trademark Law Treaty
    Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks.

    The purpose of the treaty is to harmonize and simplify the formal application procedures for trademark rights.

  

Design

  • The Geneva Act
    The Geneva Act of the Hague Agreeement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs of 1999.

    The Geneva Act regulates an international cooperation in relation to registration of design rights. The International design system is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

  • Community designs 
    Counsel regulation (EC) No 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community designs.

    The regulation regulates the European Communities’ common system for design rights. The system is administered by the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM).

  • The Locarno Agreement
    Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs.

    The Locarno Agreement is an international agreement on the classification of design rights.

  

General treaties and conventions

  • The TRIPS Agreement
    Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.

    The purpose of the TRIPS Agreement is to harmonize the protection of intellectual property rights. The TRIPS Agreement contains minimum standards for each WTO member state's protection of intellectual property rights including copyrights and related rights, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial designs, patents, layout designs (topographies) and trade secrets.

  • The Paris Convention
    Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of 1883.

    The Paris Convention is a global agreement from 1883. The agreement establishes basic rules in regard to patents, utility models, designs, trademarks etc and including the principle of priority.

  • WIPO-Administered Treaties
    World Intellectual Property Organization