As reported by Dr. Mohammad Ala (recipient of 2018 Panda Award and 2013 Grand Prix Film Italia Award) on October 25, 2018, the name ‘Persian Gulf’ has now been officially registered at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The registration was made official on October 19, 2018. Therefore, no Country, Entity or Organization is entitled to change this name into another contrived term.
WIPO Registration certificate attesting to the correct historical body of water known as the Persian Gulf (Source: Mohammad Ala).
This is the first official registration at WIPO (which is a UN body). There have been two other previous declarations (UNAD 311 of 5 March 1971 and UNLA 45.8.2(c) of 10 August 1984) affirming the correct name for the Persian Gulf. WIPO has re-affirmed the legality of this term as (unfortunately) politically motivated outlets have continued using fabricated terminology. You may refer to the following articles for more information:
- کاوه فرخ (۱۳۸۳/2004). میراث پان عربیسم. اطلاعات سیاسی-اقتصادی, شماره ۲۰۹-۲۱۰, صفحه ۴-۱۵ – Farrokh, K. (2004). The Legacy of pan-Arabism. Ettelaat Siyasi-Eqtesadi [Political-Economic Information], Number 209-210, pp.4-15.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the United Nations (UN) 15 specialized agencies. WIPO was created in 1967: “to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world”. WIPO currently has 191 member states, administers 26 international treaties, and is currently headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
Saudi Arabian Map of 1952 displaying the correct name for the Persian Gulf (Source: “Persian Gulf: Its Past and Present”, Mazda Publishers, 2008).