Declaration by the Republic of Serbia

Oct 12 2006 - 23:05

After Montenegro’s separation from Serbia in June of this year, the Republic of Serbia continues the state and legal identity of the state union of Serbia and Montenegro.

Therefore, the Republic of Serbia will continue to exercise its rights and to honor its commitments deriving from treaties administered by WIPO, including:

  • The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization;

  • The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property;

  • The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works;

  • The Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods;

  • The Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks;

  • The Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks;

  • The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs;

  • The Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks;

  • The Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs;

  • The Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration;

  • The Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol;

  • The Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations;

  • The Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms;

  • The Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite;

  • The Trademark Law Treaty;

  • The WIPO Copyright Treaty;

  • The WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty;

  • The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure;

  • The Patent Cooperation Treaty.

In contrast, following the separation of the Union, Montenegro is no longer a member of the conventions mentioned above. Nonetheless, Montenegro is expected to ratify treaties administered by WIPO in the near future.

For more information on the declaration by the Republic of Serbia, please contact Loic Dufour.

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