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The OAS/SICE website, in its Disciplines > Intellectual Property Rights tab provides an interactive database/spreadsheet hybrid.
The matrix consists of 70 different trade agreements listed in the rows. The agreements, of course, all involve OAS countries. NAFTA and CAFTA are included.
25 different field types of IP provisions are entered in the columns. The 25 type columns can be sorted ascending/descending, making it easier to determine if an IP area is involved in a certain agreement, and all the other agreements that also contain those provisions.
Several major agreements include more than one area of IP. There is also overlap between intellectual property protection and international trade agreements. The following major treaties and agreements regulate more than one discrete IP subject.
The TRIPS provisions are comprehensive in IP coverage, and are administered by the WTO. If viewing the agreement text in print, care should be taken to confirm that the source is updated to include the latest and pending revisions. The U.S. has accepted the (2005) major amendment.
"Selection of relevant online documents and resources related to IPRs and sustainable development including a guide to IPRs, proposals submitted to the WTO, discussion papers classified by topics, latest news on IPRs, and links to listservs and relevant institutions working on IPRs."
The 1996 WCT is technically a "...special agreement under the Berne Convention that deals with the protection of works and the rights of their authors in the digital environment...". It is meant to extend the Berne protections to computer programs and databases. The U.S. has amended its copyright law by enacting the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and other legislation, to comply with the both the WCT and the WPPT.
A multilateral international agreeement to regulate trademark counterfeiting, generic drugs, and copyright piracy. Signed by the original parties in 2011, the agreement faces wide opposition and has not entered into force as of May, 2015.
The PCT makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in each of a large number of countries by filing an "international" patent application. The actual patent, however, still needs to be sought and issued by the individual national authority. The U.S. ratified the treaty in 1975.
The aim of the PLT is to harmonize... procedures in respect of national and regional patent applications. The U.S. signed the treaty in 2000. The USPTO pro-actively began to adjust its procedures prior to the 2013 ratification date.
The 38 countries of the European Patent Organization have centralized and unified methods for patent procedures, including related litigation. The Convention is administered by the European Patent Office (EPO).
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