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List of International and Regional Agreements / Treaties in Intellectual Property Rights

  • 1886 Berne convention for the Protection of Literacy and Artistic Works
  • 1891 Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source of Goods .
  • 1891 Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
  • 1891 Registration of Marks
  • 1925 Hague Agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
  • 1957 Nice Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purpose of the Registration of Marks
  • 1958 Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
  • 1961 Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations
  • 1968 Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classi fication for Industrial Design
  • 1970 Patent convension Treaty ("PCT")
  • 1971 Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
  • 1971 Geneva Conventin for the Protection of Producers of Phanagrams Against Unauthorised Duplication of Their Phonograms
  • 1973 Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classi fication of the Figurative Elements of Marks
  • 1974 Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
  • 1977 Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the purpose of Patent procedure
  • 1981 Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
  • 1989 Washington Treaty on Intellectual Property in Respect of Integrated Circuits
  • 1989 Protocol Relacting to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
  • 1994 Trademark Law Treaty ("TLT") (1994)
  • 1994 Trade Related Intellectual property Rights ("TRIPs")
  • 1996 Community Trademarks (1996)
  • 1996 Documents of the Diplomatic Conference on Certain Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Questions (Geneva, December 2-20,)
  • 1996 WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT)
  • 1996 WIPO performance and phonagrams Treaty (WPPT)


Apple Inc., the consumer electronics giant has sued Motorola Mobility Inc. in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, claiming that its iPhone 4S is protected under a license agreement from Qualcomm Inc. Apple is attempting to defend against future injunctions from Motorola. Apple claimed protection from such court orders because of its rights as a customer of Qualcomm, whose chips are licensed by Motorola


Rambus Inc., one of the world's foremost technology licensing companies and NVIDIA, the leader in visual and parallel computing, have signed a patent license agreement covering a broad range of integrated circuit products.

The agreement the term of which is five years covers the use of Rambus patented innovations in a broad range of integrated circuit (IC) products offered by NVIDIA. The two companies have settled all outstanding disputes, including resolution of disputes relating to use of Rambus' patented innovations..


Universal Pictures International France and Ors have filed a copyright infringement case against the producers of the film 'The Jodi Breakers', Prasar Visions Pvt Ltd in the Bombay High Court. In their suit the co-producer of Heartbreakers and a part of American entertainment company NBC Universal Inc have sought a compensation of Rs 50 crore.