Strasbourg Agreement Concerning The International Patent Classification

Any decision of the Expert Committee on the adoption of changes to the nomenclature and recommendations of the expert committee is communicated by the International Office to the relevant authorities of the countries of the Special Union. The changes take effect six months after the notification is sent. The International Office can consult with intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations on the preparation of review conferences. To review and approve the Director-General`s reports and activities on the Special Union and to give him all necessary instructions on matters within the competence of the Special Union; When a country entrusts patents to the Special Union to an intergovernmental authority, it takes all possible measures to ensure that that authority uses the classification referred to in this article. Examine all issues relating to the maintenance and development of the Special Union and the implementation of this agreement; Paragraph 3 should not be construed as the purpose of a country`s tacit recognition or tacit recognition of the actual situation with respect to a territory to which another country is required to apply this agreement under this paragraph. Classification is essential for the search for patent documents as part of the “prior Art” research. This recall is necessary for patent authorities, potential inventors, research and development units and others involved in the application or development of technologies. The Director-General invites intergovernmental patent organisations to which at least one of the Member States is a party to this agreement to represent themselves by observers at the expert committee meetings. Korea has joined various international efforts to improve the protection of intellectual property rights by becoming a member of the following treaties; help promote international cooperation in reclassifying documents used to examine inventions, particularly taking into account the needs of developing countries; Subject to paragraph 1 of paragraph 1 opposite, determine which countries are not members of the Special Union and which international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are admitted to their meetings as observers, as well as the committees or working groups it establishes; Give instructions to the International Office to prepare for review conferences; Considering that the generalisation of a single system for classifying patents, certificates of invention, utility models and utility models is in the public interest and should promote closer international cooperation in the field of industrial property and contribute to the harmonisation of national industrial property laws, three countries are parties to the Paris Convention on the Protection of Industrial Property. which were not previously parties to the European Convention and in which at least one country is a country in which, according to the latest annual statistics published by the International Bureau at the time of the filing of its instrument of ratification or accession, more than 40,000 applications for patents or certificates of inventor have been filed.

The siege agreement with the country in which the organization has its statutory headquarters provides that, if working capital is not sufficient, that country grants advances. The amount of these advances and the conditions under which they are granted are the subject of separate agreements between that country and the organization. Although only 62 states are parties to the agreement, the CPI is used by patent offices in more than 100 states, four regional offices and the WIPO secretariat in the management of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (1970).