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Intellectual property in Sweden

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The organisation responsible for the protection of intellectual property in Sweden is the Swedish Patent and Registration Office.
Regional Organisations
Patent Protection: the European Patent Office
Governing trademarks, designs and models: the European Union Intellectual Property Office
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent Act
20 years with annual renewal fees Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Trademarks Act
5 years Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
The Swedish Copyright Legislation
70 years after the death of the author Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
Industrial designs
20 years with annual renewal fees  

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