Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

The Paris Convention (PC) established in 1884 is one of the most widely adopted industrial property treaties worldwide with 173 contracting parties. It covers the principles of national treatment, right of priority and contains harmonising rules and ensures the nationals of any signatory country a minimum of protection of their rights in all other signatory countries. These rights include the protection of well-known marks, protection of trade names and claims deriving from unfair competition.

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: Trademarks | General IP Protection and Enforcement | Designs
Tags: R&D
Making body: Contracting Parties
Law Type: Convention
Effective Start Date: 28 Sep 1979
Access available: Freely available
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