TheParis Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, signed in Paris,France, on March 20, 1883, was one of the first intellectual property treaties. It is an international convention for promoting trade among the member countries and was devised to facilitate protection of industrial property simultaneously among member countries without any loss in the priority date.
All the member countries provide national treatment to all the applications from the other member countries.
The Convention has been revised several times since its inception. India became a member of the Paris Convention on December 7, 1998.