the respective countries to the Berne Convention and to the WCT and the WPPT.
Development and Promotion of the Use of Intellectual Property
A Seminar on the Economic Importance of Intellectual Property, organized in Minsk by WIPO, the European Patent Office, and the State Patent Committee of the Republic of Belarus.
Currently preparing for other regional, subregional, and national seminars to cover the majority of the countries concerned in this program before the end of 1998.
Regular participation of these countries in WIPO meetings and consultations, resulting in recommendations of their own, indicate increased recognition in the countries concerned of the importance of intellectual property, of protection, of the use of appropriate information in industrial and commercial enterprises and in the copyright industries, and greater awareness of the market value of inventions and other creations protected by intellectual property rights.