09 Oct Strasbourg Agreement International Patent Classification
Although only 62 States are parties to the Convention, the IPC is used by the patent offices of more than 100 States, four regional offices and the WIPO Secretariat for the management of the Treaty on International Cooperation in the Field of Patents (PCT) (1970). The audit shall be carried out by one or more countries of the Special Union or by external auditors in accordance with the Financial Regulation. They shall be appointed by the Assembly with their approval. The Director General shall invite intergovernmental organizations specialized in the field of patents, which are Parties to at least one of the Member States of this Convention, to be represented by observers at meetings of the Committee of Experts. Korea had joined various international efforts to improve the protection of intellectual property by becoming a member of the following treaties: the headquarters agreement with the country in whose territory the organization was headquartered provided for that country to grant advances if the working capital was not sufficient. The amount of such advances and the conditions under which they are granted shall be the subject of separate agreements between that country and the Organization. The International Bureau may discuss with intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations the preparation of revision conferences. The Director-General may invite and, at the request of the Committee of Experts, representatives of other intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations to participate in discussions of interest to them. Any decision considered by one-fifth of the countries represented and voting as a change in the basic structure of the classification or a significant reclassification burden requires a three-quarters majority of the countries represented and voting. three countries which were parties to the Paris Convention on the Protection of Industrial Property which were not previously parties to the Europe Agreement and at least one of which is a country which, according to the most recent annual statistics published by the International Bureau on the date of deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession, has been filed from more than 40,000 patent applications or inventors` certificates. . .