Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Convention of March 20, 1883, as revised at Brussels on December 14, 1900, at Washington on June 2, 1911, at The Hague on November 6, 1925, at London on June 2, 1934, at Lisbon on October 31, 1958, and at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and as amended on September 28, 1979

The present Act shall, as regards the relations between the countries to which it applies, and to the extent that it applies, replace the Convention of Paris of March 20, 1883 and the subsequent Acts of revision.

(a) As regards the countries to which the present Act does not apply, or does not apply in its entirety, but to which the Lisbon Act of October 31, 1958, applies, the latter shall remain in force in its entirety or to the extent that the present Act does not replace it by virtue of paragraph (1).
(b) Similarly, as regards the countries to which neither the present Act, nor portions thereof, nor the Lisbon Act applies, the London Act of June 2, 1934, shall remain in force in its entirety or to the extent that the present Act does not replace it by virtue of paragraph (1).
(c) Similarly, as regards the countries to which neither the present Act, nor portions thereof, nor the Lisbon Act, nor the London Act applies, the Hague Act of November 6, 1925, shall remain in force in its entirety or to the extent that the present Act does not replace it by virtue of paragraph (1).
(3) Countries outside the Union which become party to this Act shall apply it with respect to any country of the Union not party to this Act or which, although party to this Act, has made a declaration pursuant to Article 20(1)(b)(i). Such countries recognize that the said country of the Union may apply, in its relations with them, the provisions of the most recent Act to which it is party.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Article 1: Establishment of the Union; Scope of Industrial Property
Article 2: National Treatment for Nationals of Countries of the Union
Article 3: Same Treatment for Certain Categories of Persons as for Nationals of
Countries of the Union

Article 4: A. to I. Patents, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Marks, Inventors’
Certificates: Right of Priority.– G. Patents: Division of the
Application
Article 4bis: Patents: Independence of Patents Obtained for the Same Invention in
Different Countries
Article 4ter: Patents: Mention of the Inventor in the Patent
Article 4quater: Patents: Patentability in Case of Restrictions of Sale by Law

Article 5: A Patents: Importation of Articles; Failure to Work or Insufficient
Working; Compulsory Licenses. – B. Industrial Designs: Failure to
Work; Importation of Articles. – C. Marks: Failure to Use; Different
Forms; Use by Co–proprietors. – D. Patents, Utility Models, Marks,
Industrial Designs: Marking
Article 5bis: All Industrial Property Rights: Period of Grace for the Payment of
Fees for the Maintenance of Rights; Patents: Restoration
Article 5ter: Patents: Patented Devices Forming Part of Vessels, Aircraft, or Land
Vehicles
Article 5quater: Patents: Importation of Products Manufactured by a Process Patented
in the Importing Country
Article 5quinquies: Industrial Designs

Article 6: Marks: Conditions of Registration; Independence of Protection of
Same Mark in Different Countries
Article 6bis: Marks: Well–Known Marks
Article 6ter: Marks: Prohibitions concerning State Emblems, Official Hallmarks,
and Emblems of Intergovernmental Organizations
Article 6quater: Marks: Assignment of Marks
Article 6quinquies: Marks: Protection of Marks Registered in One Country of the Union
in the Other Countries of the Union
Article 6sexies: Marks: Service Marks
Article 6septies: Marks: Registration in the Name of the Agent or Representative of the
Proprietor Without the Latter’s Authorization

Article 7: Marks: Nature of the Goods to which the Mark is Applied
Article 7bis: Marks: Collective Marks
Article 8: Trade Names
Article 9: Marks, Trade Names: Seizure, on Importation, etc., of Goods
Unlawfully Bearing a Mark or Trade Name

Article 10: False Indications: Seizure, on Importation, etc., of Goods Bearing
False Indications as to their Source or the Identity of the Producer
Article 10bis: Unfair Competition
Article 10ter: Marks, Trade Names, False Indications, Unfair Competition:
Remedies, Right to Sue

Article 11: Inventions, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Marks: Temporary
Protection at Certain International Exhibitions
Article 12: Special National Industrial Property Services

Article 13: Assembly of the Union
Article 14: Executive Committee
Article 15: International Bureau
Article 16: Finances
Article 17: Amendment of Articles 13 to 17
Article 18: Revision of Articles 1 to 12 and 18 to 30
Article 19: Special Agreements
Article 20: Ratification or Accession by Countries of the Union; Entry Into Force

Article 21: Accession by Countries Outside the Union; Entry Into Force
Article 22: Consequences of Ratification or Accession
Article 23: Accession to Earlier Acts
Article 24: Territories
Article 25: Implementation of the Convention on the Domestic Level
Article 26: Denunciation
Article 27: Application of Earlier Acts
Article 28: Disputes
Article 29: Signature, Languages, Depository Functions
Article 30: Transitional Provisions

The above part has been added by the Editor