303. Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

303.     Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

Nearly all countries with appreciable industry are parties to the International Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (the 'Paris Convention')1. Convention countries enjoy special protection for their vessels, aircraft and vehicles against claims for patent infringement2, and an application made in a declared convention country for protection of an invention3 or an application which is treated, by law or treaty, by that country as equivalent to an application there, may be made the subject of a claim to priority in a United Kingdom