China -  Chinese law firm

What rights were established by the Paris Convention?

(a): Now incorporated into TRIPs, the Paris Convention established the right of national treatment and the right of priority. Under the right of national treatment, member nations cannot discriminate against foreigners in applications for patent or trademark registration, and provide them treatment equal with that of domestic applicants. Under the right of priority, a party who files a patent registration in one Paris Convention member state receives priority status for 12 months for the purposes of filing the same registration in other member states. That is, within 12 months from the initial filing, all subsequent filings of the same patent in other nations will be treated as if they were filed the same day as the first filing.

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