Created and signed back in 1883, the Paris Convention provided a couple of different rights, specifically i) Any citizen, or resident of a signatory country, will be able to gain access and have equal rights as the country grants to its own citizens and residents. And secondly, the resident of any signatory country has the option of filing a patent within a year, once they have filed a patent in their home country. The Paris Convention is also known as the International Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

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