Wipo Lisbon Agreement

8. (a) The Headquarters Agreement with the country in whose territory the Organization has its registered office provides that that country shall grant advances if the working capital fund is insufficient. 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. It should also be mentioned that the protection to be provided under the Lisbon Agreement did not preclude protection that might already exist in a Member State under other international treaties such as the Paris Agreement, the Madrid Agreement on the Suppression of False or Misleading Claims on the Origin of Goods or the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement). on the basis of bilateral or regional agreements or on the basis of national legislation or court decisions. 9. The accounts shall be audited 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 consent. 2. (a) Any country outside the special association which is a party to the Paris Conventions for the Protection of Industrial Property may accede to this Law and thus become a member of the special association. (f) A delegate may represent only one country and vote on behalf of a country.

1. (a) The international registration and related tasks, as well as all other administrative tasks relating to the Special Union, shall be carried out by the International Bureau. Three elements must be taken into account in these definitions: (4) Article 24 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property applies to this Agreement. 4. The right of termination provided for in this Article may not be exercised by any country before the expiry of a period of five years from the date on which it becomes a member of the Special Union. (5) The Assembly shall adopt its rules of procedure. (xi) perform other appropriate functions under this Agreement. (b) The country referred to in subparagraph (a) and the Organization shall each have the right to waive the obligation to grant advances by written notification. The denunciation shall take effect three years after the end of the year in which it was notified.

(c) The agenda for each meeting shall be set by the Director-General. 5. The International Bureau shall inform the authority of the country of origin as soon as possible of any declaration made by the authority of another country in accordance with paragraph 3. .