The Compleat Multilateral Trademark & Industrial Design
Agreements, Conventions & Treaties
1883 - 2008
THIS is a reference work documenting 125 years of the multilateral trademark & industrial design 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. It also provides a summary overview of knowledge as property bought and sold in a global marketplace. Such transactions, however, are subject to the varying legal traditions of Nation-States as well as terms and conditions of the contemporary multilateral IPR regime including national treatment and adjustment of domestic law to accord with ratified multilateral Instruments;
2. Multilateral Lexicon: includes some eighty-five ‘legal terms’ defining the types of Instruments making up the multilateral trademark & industrial design 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: thirty-eight multilateral trademark & industrial design related Instruments are presented by summary title organized geographically – Global, Africa, Americas (Latin & North), Europe and South-East Asia.
4. Instruments: each 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. ; and,
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.
Other works currently available from Compiler Press include:
Vol. II - The Compleat Multilateral Patent & Related 1883-2008: Agreements, Conventions & Treaties, July 2008, ISBN 978-0-9689523-7-5
Vol. IV - The Compleat Multilateral Cultural Property & Related 1874-2008 Agreements, Charters, Conventions and Treaties Feb. 2009, ISBN 978-0-9689523-8-2
The Compleat Canadian Copyright Act 1709-2013: Present, Past & Proposed Provisions, September 2013, ISBN 978-0-9921335-1-1
581 pages, ISBN 978-0-9689523-6-8
Dr. Harry Hillman Chartrand, PhD
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