Berne Paris Act Law and Legal Definition

Berne Paris Act refers to the revision of the Berne Convention in 1971 reducing the obligations of nations that became members as colonies of signatories. Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works or the Berne convention was first adopted in 1886 as an agreement to honor the rights of all authors who are nationals of countries that are party to the convention. The current version of the convention is the Paris Act of 1971. The convention is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization, (WIPO).