The Compleat Multilateral Patent & Related
Agreements, Conventions & Treaties
1883 - 2008
THIS is a reference work documenting 125 years of multilateral patent regime beginning with the Paris Convention of 1883. It forms part of Compiler Press’ ongoing publishing program to document the legal foundations of the global knowledge-based economy, i.e., intellectual property rights or ‘IPRs’.
The term ‘multilateral’ means relations between three or more Nation-States and/or International Organizations. The work consists of five principal parts:
1. Introduction: outlines the organization and limitations of the work. ;
2. Multilateral Lexicon: includes some eighty-five ‘legal terms’ defining the types of Instruments making up the multilateral intellectual property rights regime and the terms and conditions for their performance. The Lexicon has been distilled from many sources. The Editor is solely responsible for its composition, errors and/or omissions. Capitalized Terms therein generally refer to other entries in the Lexicon itself;
3. Summary Index of Instruments: forty-one multilateral patent related Instruments are presented by summary title organized geographically – Global, Africa, Americas (Latin & North), Eurasia, Europe and South-East Asia;
4. Instruments: has been fully indexed and presented in a standardized format to facilitate comparison. Originals are not published in a standard format nor, in many cases, do they include full titling of provisions and/or indexing. References in originals are, however, fully maintained. The status of each Instrument is also reported, e.g., when and how Nation-States and International Organizations became party. For a comparison of a Compiler Press presentation with originals, please see: Convention for the European Patent for the Common Market 1975: Original vs. CMIPRS.
5. Web Directory to Sources & Instruments which, in the electronic edition, provides ‘live’ links to homepages of relevant International Organizations such as WIPO and to specific Instruments reported herein. This feature is intended to allow researchers to easily update the work.
715 pages, ISBN 978-0-9689523-7-5
Dr. Harry Hillman Chartrand, PhD
Tele/Fax: (306) 244-6945