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WIPO Treaties: Preparatory Documents and Guides

WIPO Treaties: Preparatory Documents

The WIPO Treaties: Preparatory Documents collection is an online resource comprising the written records generated during the negotiations for the WIPO-administered treaties including the WIPO Convention.

These legally-relevant "travaux préparatoires", organized into a centralized and accessible repository, represent a significant reference tool for the meaning and context of the WIPO-administered treaties for national legislatures, IP practitioners, researchers and students.

Treaty Guides

The Treaty Guides each provide information relating, inter alia, to the interpretation and application of the WIPO-administered treaty to which it relates. However, due to the passage of time since their drafting, the Treaty Guides may not reflect recent developments or current interpretations of the treaties concerned.

The Treaty Guides are made available by WIPO for public information purposes only and should not be considered as an up-to-date authoritative source of information or as a substitute for legal advice.

    • Guide to the Application of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property as Revised at Stockholm in 1967 - WIPO Publication No. 611 (1968)
      PDF English; PDF French; PDF Spanish; PDF Japanese
    • Guide to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Paris Act, 1971) - WIPO Publication No. 615 (1978)
      PDF English; PDF French; PDF Spanish; PDF Japanese; PDF Portuguese
    • Guide to the Rome Convention and to the Phonograms Convention - WIPO Publication No. 617 (1981)
      PDF English; PDF French; PDF Spanish
    • Guide to the Copyright and Related Rights Treaties Administered by WIPO and Glossary of Copyright and Related Rights Terms - WIPO Publication No. 891 (2003)
      PDF English; PDF French; PDF Spanish; PDF Russian; PDF Chinese