The Paris Convention Agreement

Because of the global nature of the Internet, there is a need to protect intellectual property on a global basis. The Paris Convention was proposed to help resolve the protection of industrial property including patents, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, service marks, trade names, indications of source or appellations of origin, and the repression of unfair competition. The Paris Convention also demonstrates that the claim of priority can be improved and can be less costly than the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the benefits of filing a patent application within the Paris Convention guidelines and not by the Patent Cooperation Treaty?
What is the claim to priority under the Paris Convention and what is the strategy involved?
What are other treaties are present besides the Paris Convention?


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