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Intellectual Property Conventions

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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)

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