Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Intellectual Property Conventions

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Article 2 was intended to fulfill the wish expressed in the Preamble to create "a mutually supportive relationship between the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)." Art. 2.1 obliges WTO Members to "comply" with the material provisions of the Paris Convention at their highest level of protection, namely the version from the Stockholm Act 1967. The Paris Convention is a multilateral international treaty, through which in 1883 the contracting parties joined together to form a Union as a subject of international law for an unspecified period of time, the so-called "Paris Union", Arts 1, 16, 18 PC. According to Art. 2.1, sentence 2 PC, nationals of other WTO Members are only entitled to the protection of the adapted Paris Convention provisions, i.e. national treatment and minimum rights, when they fulfill the formalities and conditions which are established by the jurisdiction of protection.

Keywords: Paris Convention; Preamble; World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); World Trade Organization (WTO)



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    WTO - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation