• In November 18, 1986, Lesotho became party to a convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a convention first signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967 and amended on September 28, 1979. Currently with a membership of 191 countries, the main objectives of WIPO are to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world through cooperation among States and to ensure administrative cooperation among the Unions.