Intellectual Property in the United States

Overview by
National Organizations
United States Patent and Trademark Office.
U.S Copyright Office
Regional Organizations
UNECA (UN Economic Commission for Africa)

APEC (Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation)

UNECE (UN Economic Commission for Europe )

ECLAC (UN Ecomomic Commission for Latin America & the Carribean)

ESCWA (UN Ecomomic and Social Commission for Western Asia)

International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
United States Code Title 35
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
US trademarl law
20 years , renewed for periods of ten years, unless previously cancelled or surrendered. Trademark Law Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Copyright Law
During the life of the author plus either 50 or 70 years Berne convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
United States Code Title 35

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