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Iran and IP

Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran and formerly known internationally as Persia until 1935, is a country in Central Eurasia, located on the northeastern shore of the Persian Gulf and the southern shore of the Caspian Sea.

The 18th largest country in the world in terms of area at 1,648,195 km², Iran has a population of over seventy two million. Tehran is the capital, the country's largest city and the political, cultural, commercial, and industrial center of the nation. Iran is a regional power, and occupies an important position in international energy security and world economy as a result of its large reserves of petroleum and natural gas. Persian is the official language in Iran.
Iran is home to one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 7000 BC.
The First Iranian Act for Trademarks & Patents enacted about 90 years ago.

Main IP Laws enacted by the legislature:

Patent, Industrial Design and Trademark Registration Act (2007)
Amended Regulations for the Implementation of the Trademarks and Patents Registration Act
Criteria on Registration of Companies, and Industrial and Intellectual Property Rights

WIPO-Administered Treaties:

Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration(March 9, 2006)
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods(June 18, 2004)
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks(December 25, 2003)
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks(December 25, 2003)
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization( 2002)
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property(December 16, 1959

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