|Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization|
|Signed||14 July 1967|
|Effective||26 April 1970|
|Condition||10 ratifications by Paris Union states plus seven ratifications by Berne Union states|
|Depositary||Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization|
|Languages||English, French, Russian, and Spanish|
The WIPO Convention (formally, the Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization) is the multilateral treaty that established the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The Convention was signed at Stockholm, Sweden, on 14 July 1967 and entered into force on 26 April 1970. As of June 2013, the WIPO Convention has 186 contracting Parties.1 The Convention is written in English, French, Russian and Spanish, all texts being equally authentic.2 The Convention was amended on 28 September 1979.
- Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
- Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
- WIPO Convention: Contracting parties, retrieved on 26 June 2013.
- Article 20(1)(a)
- Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, on the WIPO web site