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IP LITIGATIONCOSTSWIPO’S NEWTOP MANAGEMENT262-25GENEVA – FEBRUARY2010 – No.1SPECIAL EDITION New Partiesto WIPO Administered Treaties in 2009During 2009, 68 instruments of accession or ratification of treaties administered by WIPO weredeposited with the Director General of WIPO. The treaties and new adherents are as follows:In the field of industrial propertyPatent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (1970) –Chile, Peru and Thailand (3), bringing the total numberof States to 142.The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Agreement (1891) andMadrid Protocol (1989)) –Egypt, Liberia and Sudan (3) adhered to the Madrid Protocol, bringing the totalnumber of States/IGOs to 81.Trademark Law Treaty (TLT) (1994) –Morocco, Nicaragua and Peru (3), bringing the total number ofStates to 45.Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (2006) – Estonia, France, Liechtenstein, Mali, Netherlands(The Netherlands will become bound by the Treaty three months after the deposit of the instrument...