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Contracting Parties > Berne Convention > Paris Act (1971) (Total Contracting Parties : 183)

Contracting PartySignatureInstrumentIn ForceDetails
Albania Accession: December 2, 1993March 6, 1994
Algeria Accession: January 19, 1998April 19, 1998
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, this State deposited, on March 6, 2014, a notification renewing the declaration according to which it availed itself of the faculty provided for in Articles II and III of the Appendix. The relevant declaration is effective as of October 10, 2014, until October 10, 2024. (see Berne Notification No. 262)
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on January 4, 2012, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from April 4, 2012, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 256)
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on March 30, 1998, in which the Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective until October 10, 2004. (see Berne Notification No. 194)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 192)
Andorra Accession: March 2, 2004June 2, 2004
Antigua and Barbuda Accession: December 17, 1999March 17, 2000
Argentina Accession: November 19, 1999February 19, 2000
Argentina Accession: July 8, 1980October 8, 1980
Armenia Accession: July 19, 2000October 19, 2000
Australia Accession: November 28, 1977March 1, 1978
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) contained the declaration that the said Convention shall be applicable to the entire territory of Australia. (see Berne Notification No. 89)
AustriaJanuary 28, 1972Ratification: May 19, 1982August 21, 1982
Azerbaijan Accession: March 4, 1999June 4, 1999
Bahamas Accession: October 4, 1976January 8, 1977
  • Paris Act (1971) - Articles 22 to 38: With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 82)
Bahrain Accession: November 29, 1996March 2, 1997
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the State of Bahrain declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from March 2, 1997, until October 10, 2004. (see Berne Notification No. 177)
Bangladesh Accession: February 4, 1999May 4, 1999
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited, on September 5, 2014, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration is effective from December 5, 2014, until October 10, 2024. (see Berne Notification No. 269)
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on June 1, 2004, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 10, 2004, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 234)
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from May 4, 1999, until October 10, 2004. (see Berne Notification No. 200)
Barbados Accession: March 16, 1983July 30, 1983
Belarus Accession: September 12, 1997December 12, 1997
BelgiumAugust 12, 1971Ratification: June 29, 1999September 29, 1999
Belize Accession: March 17, 2000June 17, 2000
Benin Accession: December 9, 1974March 12, 1975
Bhutan Accession: August 25, 2004November 25, 2004
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Accession: August 4, 1993November 4, 1993
Bosnia and Herzegovina Declaration of Continued Application: June 2, 1993March 1, 1992
  • Paris Act (1971): Subject to the reservation concerning the right of translation. (see Berne Notification No. 155)
  • Paris Act (1971): Ratification by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation into the national languages of Yugoslavia. (see Berne Notification No. 75)
Botswana Accession: January 15, 1998April 15, 1998
BrazilJuly 24, 1971Ratification: January 14, 1975April 20, 1975
Brunei Darussalam Accession: May 30, 2006August 30, 2006
Bulgaria Accession: August 30, 1974December 4, 1974
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) Articles 22-38 subject to the following reservation: "The People's Republic of Bulgaria does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 33(1) concerning the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice. Any dispute between the countries of the Union concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention, not settled by negotiation, may be brought before the International Court of Justice, only if the parties concerned expressly agree in each particular case." (Translation).
    This reservation was withdrawn on May 3, 1994. (see Berne Notification No. 157)
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) Articles 22-38 accompanied by the following declaration: "The People's Republic of Bulgaria is of the opinion that the provisions of Article 31 concerning the application of the Convention by any country of the Union to the territories for the external relations of which it is responsible are contrary to the Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly of December 14, 1960 on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples." (Translation). (see Berne Notification No. 57)
Burkina Faso Accession: October 20, 1975January 24, 1976
Burundi Accession: January 12, 2016April 12, 2016
Cabo Verde Accession: April 7, 1997July 7, 1997
CameroonJuly 24, 1971Ratification: August 3, 1973November 10, 1973
CameroonJuly 24, 1971Ratification: August 3, 1973October 10, 1974
  • Paris Act (1971): A notification was deposited by the Government of the United Republic of Cameroon, in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 38(1) of the Paris Act of the Berne Convention. This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on December 29, 1972. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the United Republic of Cameroon, which was a member of the Berne Union, could, until the expiration of five years from the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), that is to say until April 26, 1975, exercise the rights provided under Articles 22 to 26 of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convection, as if it were bound by those Articles. (see Berne Notification No. 41)
Canada Accession: March 26, 1998June 26, 1998
Central African Republic Accession: May 31, 1977September 3, 1977
  • Paris Act (1971): Accession by the Central African Empire.
Chile Accession: March 25, 1975July 10, 1975
China Accession: July 10, 1992October 15, 1992
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the People's Republic of China declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 15, 1992, until October 10, 1994. (see Berne Notification No. 140)
  • The Paris Act (1971) applied also to Hong Kong, China with effect from July 1, 1997, and to Macao, China with effect from December 20, 1999. (see Berne Notification No. 186 and No. 211)
Colombia Accession: December 4, 1987March 7, 1988
Comoros Accession: January 17, 2005April 17, 2005
CongoJuly 24, 1971Ratification: September 2, 1975December 5, 1975
  • Paris Act (1971): A notification was deposited by the Government of the People's Republic of the Congo, in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 38(1) of the Paris Act of the Berne Convention. This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on January 23, 1973. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the People's Republic of the Congo, which was a member of the Berne Union, could, until the expiration of five years from the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), that is to say until April 26, 1975, exercise the rights provided under Articles 22 to 26 of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention, as if it were bound by those Articles. (see Berne Notification No. 42)
Costa Rica Accession: March 3, 1978June 10, 1978
Côte d'IvoireJuly 24, 1971Ratification: February 1, 1974May 4, 1974
Côte d'IvoireJuly 24, 1971Ratification: February 1, 1974October 10, 1974
Croatia Declaration / Notification of Succession: July 28, 1992October 8, 1991
  • Paris Act (1971): A notification was deposited on March 30, 2000, in which the Government of the Republic of Croatia withdrew the declaration made under Article 30(2)(a) of the Berne Convention as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, concerning the retention of the benefit of the reservation previously formulated in regard to Article 8 of the said Convention as revised at Brussels on June 26, 1948. (see Berne Notification No. 216)
  • Paris Act (1971): Ratification by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation into the national languages of Yugoslavia. (see Berne Notification No. 75)
Cuba Accession: November 20, 1996February 20, 1997
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited, on September 3, 2014, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration is effective from December 3, 2014, until October 10, 2024. (see Berne Notification No. 270)
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on June 28, 2004, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 10, 2004, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 238)
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Republic of Cuba declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from February 20, 1997, until October 10, 2004. (see Berne Notification No. 176)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 176)
CyprusJuly 24, 1971Ratification: April 22, 1983July 27, 1983
Czech Republic Declaration of Continued Application: December 18, 1992January 1, 1993
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic was accompanied by the following declaration: "Acceding to the Convention we declare that the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic does not consider itself bound by provisions of Article 33, paragraph 1 and that the provisions of Article 31 are in contradiction with the Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on granting independence to colonial countries and peoples". (Translation)
    This declaration was withdrawn on June 11, 1991 by the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic. (see Berne Notification No. 133)
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Accession: January 28, 2003April 28, 2003
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from April 28, 2003, until October 10, 2004. (see Berne Notification No. 224)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 224)
Democratic Republic of the Congo Accession: October 28, 1974January 31, 1975
DenmarkJuly 24, 1971Ratification: March 30, 1979June 30, 1979
Djibouti Accession: February 13, 2002May 13, 2002
Dominica Accession: May 7, 1999August 7, 1999
Dominican Republic Accession: September 24, 1997December 24, 1997
Ecuador Accession: July 8, 1991October 9, 1991
Egypt Accession: March 2, 1977June 7, 1977
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on March 12, 1990, in which the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective until October 10, 1994. (see Berne Notification No. 128)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 84)
  • Accession was accompanied by the following declaration:
    "The accession of the Arab Republic of Egypt does not in any way imply recognition of Israel and does not lead to the entry of the Arab Republic of Egypt into relations with it as provided for by the Convention." (see Berne Notification No. 84)
El Salvador Accession: November 18, 1993February 19, 1994
Equatorial Guinea Accession: March 26, 1997June 26, 1997
Estonia Accession: July 26, 1994October 26, 1994
FinlandJanuary 25, 1972Ratification: July 25, 1986November 1, 1986
FranceJuly 24, 1971Ratification: September 11, 1972December 15, 1972
FranceJuly 24, 1971Ratification: September 11, 1972October 10, 1974
Gabon Accession: March 6, 1975June 10, 1975
Gambia Accession: December 7, 1992March 7, 1993
Georgia Accession: February 16, 1995May 16, 1995
GermanyJuly 24, 1971Ratification: October 18, 1973October 10, 1974
  • Paris Act (1971): Objection by the Federal Republic of Germany (July 23, 2004): "The Federal Republic of Germany hereby raises an objection to the declaration on 23 March 2004 by the Republic of Turkey concerning Article 33(1) of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, as revised at Paris on 24 July 1971. The declaration runs contrary to Article 33(2) of the Convention according to which a state can only declare that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 33(1) at the time it signs the Convention as revised at Paris on 24 July 1996 or deposits its instrument of ratification or accession". (see Berne Notification No. 242)
  • Paris Act (1971) - Articles 1 to 21: This State has declared that it admits the application of the Appendix of the Paris Act to works of which it is the State of origin by States which have made a declaration under Article VI(1)(i) of the Appendix or a notification under Article I of the Appendix. The declarations took effect on October 18, 1973, for Germany, on March 8, 1974, for Norway and on September 27, 1971, for the United Kingdom. (see Berne Notification No. 49)
  • Ratification of the Paris Act (1971) also applied to Berlin (West) with effect from the date on which it entered into force for the Federal Republic of Germany. (see Berne Notification No. 49)
  • Paris Act (1971): Dates apply to the Federal Republic of Germany.
    German Democratic Republic - Accession: November 16, 1977; Entry into force: February 18, 1978. Date of ceasing to be a party: October 3, 1990.
GermanyJuly 24, 1971Ratification: October 18, 1973January 22, 1974
Ghana Accession: July 11, 1991October 11, 1991
Greece Accession: December 4, 1975March 8, 1976
Grenada Accession: June 22, 1998September 22, 1998
Guatemala Accession: April 28, 1997July 28, 1997
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 182)
Guinea Accession: August 13, 1980November 20, 1980
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Revolutionary People's Republic of Guinea declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from November 20, 1980, until October 10, 1984. (see Berne Notification No. 100)
Guinea-Bissau Accession: April 18, 1991July 22, 1991
Guyana Accession: July 25, 1994October 25, 1994
Haiti Accession: October 11, 1995January 11, 1996
Holy SeeJuly 24, 1971Ratification: January 20, 1975April 24, 1975
Honduras Accession: October 24, 1989January 25, 1990
HungaryJuly 24, 1971Ratification: September 11, 1972October 10, 1974
HungaryJuly 24, 1971Ratification: September 11, 1972December 15, 1972
  • Ratification of the Paris Act (1971) Articles 22-38 subject to the following reservation: " Pursuant to the provisions of Article 33(2) of the Convention, the Presidential Council of the Hungarian People's Republic declares that is does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 33(1)." (Translation).
    This reservation was withdrawn on December 18, 1989. (see Berne Notification No. 127)
  • Ratification of the Paris Act (1971) Articles 22-38 contained the following declaration: "The Hungarian People's Republic declares that the provisions in Article 31(1) of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, are contrary to the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, contained in United Nations General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960." (Translation). (see Berne Notification No. 38)
Iceland Accession: May 25, 1999August 25, 1999
Iceland Accession: September 28, 1984December 28, 1984
IndiaJuly 24, 1971Ratification: October 7, 1974January 10, 1975
  • Paris Act (1971) - Articles 22 to 38: With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 59)
  • Paris Act (1971): A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of India in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 38(1) of the Paris Act of the Berne Convention. This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on November 19, 1973. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the Republic of India, which was a member of the Berne Union, could, until the expiration of five years from the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), that is to say until April 26, 1975, exercise the rights provided under Articles 22 to 26 of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention, as if it were bound by those Articles. (see Berne Notification No. 51)
IndiaJuly 24, 1971Ratification: February 1, 1984May 6, 1984
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on June 7, 1984, in which the Government of the Republic of India renewed the declaration made on February 11, 1984, in which it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 10, 1984, until October 10, 1994. (see Berne Notification No. 110)
  • Ratification of the Paris Act (1971) Articles 1 to 21 included a notification in which the Government of the Republic of India declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from May 6, 1984, until October 10, 1984. (see Berne Notification No. 108)
  • Paris Act (1971) - Articles 1 to 21: This State notified the designation of the competent authority provided by Article 15(4) of the Paris Act. (see Berne Notification No. 108)
  • Paris Act (1971) - Articles 1 to 21: This State declared that its ratification shall not apply to the provisions of Article 14bis(2)(b) of the Paris Act (presumption of legitimation for some authors who have brought contributions to the making of the cinematographic work). (see Berne Notification No. 108)
Indonesia Accession: June 5, 1997September 5, 1997
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 184)
Ireland Accession: December 2, 2004March 2, 2005
IsraelJuly 24, 1971Ratification: September 24, 2003January 1, 2004
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 226)
ItalyJuly 24, 1971Ratification: August 13, 1979November 14, 1979
Jamaica Accession: September 28, 1993January 1, 1994
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of Jamaica declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from January 1, 1994, until October 10, 1994. (see Berne Notification No. 152)
JapanJanuary 25, 1972Ratification: January 20, 1975April 24, 1975
  • Ratification of the Paris Act (1971) accompanied by the following declaration: "The Government of Japan declares, in accordance with Article 30(2)(a) of the said Convention, that it intends to retain until December 31, 1980, the benefit of the reservation which it previously formulated, namely, that it intends to remain bound by the provisions of Article 5 of the Berne Convention of September 9, 1886, as amended by Section III of Article 1 of the Additional Act signed at Paris on May 4, 1896, in respect of the authors' exclusive right, referred to in Article 8 of the said Convention, of making or of authorizing the translation of their works." (Translation). (see Berne Notification No. 68)
Jordan Accession: April 28, 1999July 28, 1999
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on April 27, 2004, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 10, 2004, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 232)
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from July 28, 1999, until October 10, 2004. (see Berne Notification No. 204)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 204)
Kazakhstan Accession: January 12, 1999April 12, 1999
Kenya Accession: March 11, 1993June 11, 1993
Kuwait Accession: September 2, 2014December 2, 2014
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited, on November 27, 2015, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration is effective from February 27, 2016, until October 10, 2024. (see Berne Notification No. 271)
Kyrgyzstan Accession: April 8, 1999July 8, 1999
Lao People's Democratic Republic Accession: December 14, 2011March 14, 2012
Latvia Accession: May 11, 1995August 11, 1995
LebanonJuly 24, 1971  
Lesotho Accession: June 27, 1989September 28, 1989
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from September 28, 1989, until October 10, 1994. (see Berne Notification No. 124)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 124)
Liberia Accession: December 8, 1988March 8, 1989
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Republic of Liberia declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from March 8, 1989, until October 10, 1994. (see Berne Notification No. 122)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 122)
Libya Accession: June 28, 1976September 28, 1976
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) accompanied by the following declaration: "The Government of the Libyan Arab Republic also considers it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 31 of the Berne Convention, providing for the possibility of the application of the said Convention to colonies and dependent territories, are in contradiction with the Charter of the United Nations and Resolution 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960, of the General Assembly of the United Nations." (Translation) (see Berne Notification No. 81)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 81)
LiechtensteinJuly 24, 1971Ratification: June 23, 1999September 23, 1999
Lithuania Accession: September 14, 1994December 14, 1994
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 161)
LuxembourgJuly 24, 1971Ratification: January 15, 1975April 20, 1975
Malawi Accession: July 12, 1991October 12, 1991
Malaysia Accession: June 28, 1990October 1, 1990
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of Malaysia declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 1, 1990, until October 10, 1994. (see Berne Notification No. 130)
Mali Accession: August 22, 1977December 5, 1977
Malta Accession: September 7, 1977December 12, 1977
  • Paris Act (1971) - Articles 22 to 38: With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 87)
Mauritania Accession: June 17, 1976September 21, 1976
Mauritius Accession: February 9, 1989May 10, 1989
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of Mauritius declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from May 10, 1989, until October 10, 1994. (see Berne Notification No. 123)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 123)
MexicoJuly 24, 1971Ratification: September 11, 1974December 17, 1974
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on March 8, 1984, in which the Government of the United Mexican States renewed the declaration made on May 20, 1976, in which it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 10, 1984, until October 10, 1994. (see Berne Notification No. 109)
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on May 20, 1976, in which the Government of the United Mexican States declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from June 3, 1976, until October 10, 1984. (see Berne Notification No. 79)
  • Paris Act (1971): A notification was deposited by the Government of the United Mexican States, in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 38(1) of the Paris Act of the Berne Convention. This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 18, 1973. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, Mexico, which was a member of the Berne Union, could, until the expiration of five years from the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), that is to say until April 26, 1975, exercise the rights provided under Articles 22 to 26 of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention, as if it were bound by those Articles. (see Berne Notification No. 48)
Micronesia (Federated States of) Accession: July 7, 2003October 7, 2003
MonacoJuly 24, 1971Ratification: August 5, 1974November 23, 1974
Mongolia Accession: December 12, 1997March 12, 1998
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on June 25, 2004, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 10, 2004, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 237)
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Republic of Mongolia declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from March 12, 1998, until October 10, 2004. (see Berne Notification No. 190)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 190)
Montenegro Declaration of Continued Application: December 4, 2006June 3, 2006
  • Paris Act (1971): Ratification by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation into the national languages of Yugoslavia. (see Berne Notification No. 75)
MoroccoJuly 24, 1971Ratification: February 17, 1987May 17, 1987
Mozambique Accession: August 22, 2013November 22, 2013
Namibia Accession: September 21, 1993December 24, 1993
Nepal Accession: October 11, 2005January 11, 2006
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.
NetherlandsJuly 24, 1971Ratification: October 9, 1974January 10, 1975
  • Paris Act - Articles 22 to 38: Ratification for the Kingdom in Europe. Articles 22 to 38 of the Paris Act apply also to the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The Netherlands Antilles ceased to exist on October 10, 2010. As from that date, Articles 22 to 38 continue to apply to Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Articles 22 to 38 also continue to apply to the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba which, with effect from October 10, 2010, have become part of the territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe. (see Berne Notification No. 60)
NetherlandsJuly 24, 1971Ratification: October 24, 1985January 30, 1986
Nicaragua Accession: May 23, 2000August 23, 2000
Niger Accession: February 18, 1975May 21, 1975
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on March 14, 1978, in which the Government of the Republic of the Niger declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective until October 10, 1984. (see Berne Notification No. 91)
Nigeria Accession: June 10, 1993September 14, 1993
Niue Accession: June 24, 2016September 24, 2016
NorwayDecember 28, 1971Ratification: July 11, 1995October 11, 1995
  • Paris Act (1971) - Articles 1 to 21: This State has declared that it admits the application of the Appendix of the Paris Act to works of which it is the State of origin by States which have made a declaration under Article VI(1)(i) of the Appendix or a notification under Article I of the Appendix. The declarations took effect on October 18, 1973, for Germany, on March 8, 1974, for Norway and on September 27, 1971, for the United Kingdom. (see Berne Notification No. 54)
NorwayDecember 28, 1971Ratification: March 8, 1974June 13, 1974
Oman Accession: April 14, 1999July 14, 1999
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on May 6, 2004, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 10, 2004, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 233)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 203)
Panama Accession: March 8, 1996June 8, 1996
Paraguay Accession: September 9, 1991January 2, 1992
Peru Accession: May 20, 1988August 20, 1988
Philippines Accession: March 18, 1997June 18, 1997
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on June 16, 2004, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 10, 2004, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 235)
Philippines Accession: April 14, 1980July 16, 1980
Poland Accession: May 1, 1990August 4, 1990
Poland Accession: July 21, 1994October 22, 1994
Portugal Accession: October 10, 1978January 12, 1979
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to the provisions of Article 14bis(2)(c) of the Paris Act, this State has made a declaration to the effect that the undertaking by authors to bring contributions to the making of a cinematographic work must be in a written agreement. This declaration was received on November 5, 1986. (see Berne Notification No. 116)
  • Application of the Paris Act (1971) to Macau: May 12, 1999; Entry into force: August 12, 1999. Cessation of international responsibility for Macau by the Portuguese Republic: December 19, 1999. (see Berne Notification No. 207 and No. 210)
Qatar Accession: April 5, 2000July 5, 2000
Republic of Korea Accession: May 21, 1996August 21, 1996
Republic of Moldova Accession: August 1, 1995November 2, 1995
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) subject to the following declaration: "The provisions of the present Convention do not apply to the works which were public property on the territory of the Republic of Moldova by December 31, 1994." (Translation provided by the Government of the Republic of Moldova.) (see Berne Notification No. 170)
RomaniaJanuary 31, 1972Ratification: June 9, 1998September 9, 1998
  • Paris Act (1971): At the time of signature, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Romania declared that it intended to avail itself of the right provided for under the Article 7(7) of the said Act regarding the term of protection. Furthermore, this Government declared that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 33 and it is of the opinion that any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention may be brought before the International Court of Justice only with the consent of the countries concerned. Finally, it declared that "the maintenance in a state of dependency of certain territories to which the provisions of Article 31 of the Convention apply is not in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations or with the documents adopted by the United Nations concerning the grant of independence to colonial countries and peoples, including the Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, unanimously adopted by Resolution No. 2625 (XXV) of the 1970 General Assembly of the United Nations, which solemnly proclaims the duty of States to promote realization of the principle of equal rights and self determination of peoples, in order to bring a speedy end to colonialism." (WIPO translation). (see Berne Notification No. 34)
Russian Federation Accession: December 9, 1994March 13, 1995
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) subject to the following declaration: "It is understood that the effects of the above mentioned Convention shall not extend to the works which, at the date of entry into force of the said Convention in respect of the Russian Federation are already in the public domain in its territory." (Translation)
    This declaration was withdrawn on January 31, 2013. (see Berne Notification No. 258)
Rwanda Accession: November 3, 1983March 1, 1984
Saint Kitts and Nevis Accession: January 3, 1995April 9, 1995
Saint Lucia Accession: May 21, 1993August 24, 1993
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 146)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Accession: May 29, 1995August 29, 1995
Samoa Accession: April 21, 2006July 21, 2006
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Independent State of Samoa declared that it availed itself of the faculty provided for in Article II of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from July 21, 2006, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 250)
Sao Tome and Principe Accession: March 14, 2016June 14, 2016
Saudi Arabia Accession: December 11, 2003March 11, 2004
SenegalJuly 24, 1971Ratification: May 2, 1975August 12, 1975
Serbia Declaration of Continued Application: September 19, 2006April 27, 1992
  • Paris Act (1971): Subject to the reservation concerning the right of translation. (see Berne Notification No. 252)
  • Paris Act (1971): Ratification by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation into the national languages of Yugoslavia. (see Berne Notification No. 75)
Singapore Accession: September 21, 1998December 21, 1998
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Republic of Singapore declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from December 21, 1998, until October 10, 2004. (see Berne Notification No. 198)
Slovakia Declaration of Continued Application: December 30, 1992January 1, 1993
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic was accompanied by the following declaration: "Acceding to the Convention we declare that the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic does not consider itself bound by provisions of Article 33, paragraph 1 and that the provisions of Article 31 are in contradiction with the Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on granting independence to colonial countries and peoples". (Translation)
    This declaration was withdrawn on June 11, 1991 by the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic. (see Berne Notification No. 133)
Slovenia Declaration of Continued Application: June 12, 1992June 25, 1991
  • Paris Act (1971): Subject to the reservation concerning the right of translation. (see Berne Notification No. 139)
  • Paris Act (1971): Ratification by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation into the national languages of Yugoslavia. (see Berne Notification No. 75)
South Africa Accession: December 23, 1974March 24, 1975
  • Paris Act (1971) - Articles 22 to 38: With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 64)
SpainJuly 24, 1971Ratification: November 14, 1973February 19, 1974
SpainJuly 24, 1971Ratification: November 14, 1973October 10, 1974
Sri LankaJuly 24, 1971Ratification: September 27, 2005December 27, 2005
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on September 27, 2005, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 248)
Sri LankaJuly 24, 1971Ratification: June 20, 1978September 23, 1978
Sudan Accession: September 28, 2000December 28, 2000
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on July 26, 2004, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 10, 2004, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 240)
Suriname Accession: November 16, 1976February 23, 1977
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Republic of Suriname declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from February 23, 1977, until October 10, 1984. (see Berne Notification No. 83)
Swaziland Accession: September 14, 1998December 14, 1998
SwedenJuly 24, 1971Ratification: June 14, 1973September 20, 1973
SwedenJuly 24, 1971Ratification: June 14, 1973October 10, 1974
SwitzerlandJuly 24, 1971Ratification: June 25, 1993September 25, 1993
Syrian Arab Republic Accession: March 11, 2004June 11, 2004
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on November 3, 2004, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 245)
Tajikistan Accession: December 9, 1999March 9, 2000
Thailand Accession: May 23, 1995September 2, 1995
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, this State deposited, on July 9, 2014, a notification renewing the declaration according to which it availed itself of the faculty provided for in Article II of the Appendix. The relevant declaration is effective as of October 10, 2014, until October 10, 2024. (see Berne Notification No. 264)
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on July 8, 2004, in which this State availed itself of the faculty provided for in Article II of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 10, 2004, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 239)
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) Articles 1 to 21 included a notification in which the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from September 2, 1995, until October 10, 2004. (see Berne Notification No. 167)
Thailand Accession: September 29, 1980December 29, 1980
  • Paris Act (1971) - Articles 22 to 38: With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 101)
  • Paris Act (1971): The reservations made by the Kingdom of Thailand on its accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works as revised at Berlin on November 13, 1908, and to the Additional Protocol of March 20, 1914, shall remain in full force. (see Berne Notification No. 101)
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Declaration / Notification of Succession: July 23, 1993September 8, 1991
  • Paris Act (1971): A notification was deposited on August 8, 1997, in which the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia withdrew the declaration made under Article 30(2)(a) of the Berne Convention as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, concerning the retention of the benefit of the reservation previously formulated in regard to Article 8 of the said Convention as revised at Brussels on June 26, 1948. (see Berne Notification No. 187)
  • Paris Act (1971): Ratification by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation into the national languages of Yugoslavia. (see Berne Notification No. 75)
Togo Accession: January 28, 1975April 30, 1975
Tonga Accession: March 14, 2001June 14, 2001
Trinidad and Tobago Accession: May 16, 1988August 16, 1988
TunisiaJuly 24, 1971Ratification: May 14, 1975August 16, 1975
  • Ratification of the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Republic of Tunisia declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from August 16, 1975, until October 10, 1984. (see Berne Notification No. 74)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 74)
Turkey Accession: October 1, 1995January 1, 1996
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 230)
Turkmenistan Accession: February 29, 2016May 29, 2016
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 273)
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) was accompanied by the following declaration: "It is understood that the effects of the above mentioned Convention shall not extend to the works which, at the date of entry into force of the said Convention in respect of Turkmenistan, are already in the public domain in its territory." (see Berne Notification No. 273)
Tuvalu Accession: March 2, 2017June 2, 2017
Ukraine Accession: July 25, 1995October 25, 1995
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) subject to the following declaration: "According to Article 18(3) of the said Convention as so revised, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine declares that the above-mentioned Convention will not apply to literary and artistic works which on the date of entering into force by this Convention for Ukraine are already public domain on its territory." (see Berne Notification No. 169)
United Arab Emirates Accession: April 14, 2004July 14, 2004
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, this State deposited, on July 11, 2014, a notification renewing the declaration according to which it availed itself of the faculty provided for in Articles II and III of the Appendix. The relevant declaration is effective as of October 10, 2014, until October 10, 2024. (see Berne Notification No. 266)
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, a notification was deposited on June 16, 2004, in which this State availed itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 10, 2004, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 236)
United KingdomJuly 24, 1971Ratification: September 29, 1989January 2, 1990
  • Paris Act (1971): This State has declared that it admits the application of the Appendix of the Paris Act to works of which it is the State of origin by States which have made a declaration under Article VI(1)(i) of the Appendix or a notification under Article I of the Appendix. The declarations took effect on October 18, 1973, for Germany, on March 8, 1974, for Norway and on September 27, 1971, for the United Kingdom. (see Berne Notification No. 32)
  • Paris Act (1971): The United Kingdom extended the application of the Paris Act to the territory of the Bailiwick of Guernsey with effect from November 21, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 267)
  • Paris Act (1971): The United Kingdom extended the application of the Paris Act to the territory of the Bailiwick of Jersey with effect from January 31, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 260)
  • Paris Act (1971): The United Kingdom extended the application of the Paris Act to the Isle of Man with effect from March 18, 1996. (see Berne Notification No. 173)
United Republic of Tanzania Accession: April 25, 1994July 25, 1994
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from July 25, 1994, until October 10, 1994. (see Berne Notification No. 156)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 156)
United States of America Accession: November 16, 1988March 1, 1989
UruguayOctober 4, 1971Ratification: September 21, 1979December 28, 1979
  • Paris Act (1971): A notification was deposited by the Government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 38(1) of the Paris Act of the Berne Convention. This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on November 19, 1973. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, which was a member of the Berne Union, could, until the expiration of five years from the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), that is to say until April 26, 1975, exercise the rights provided under Articles 22 to 26 of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention, as if it were bound by those Articles. (see Berne Notification No. 52)
Uzbekistan Accession: January 19, 2005April 19, 2005
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) subject to the following declaration: "The Republic of Uzbekistan declares that the above mentioned Convention shall not apply to the literary and artistic works which on the date of entering into force of this Convention for the Republic of Uzbekistan are already public domain on its territory".
    This declaration was withdrawn on January 8, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 261)
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from April 19, 2005, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 244)
Vanuatu Accession: September 27, 2012December 27, 2012
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Accession: September 20, 1982December 30, 1982
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 104)
Viet Nam Accession: July 26, 2004October 26, 2004
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, this State deposited, on July 10, 2014, a notification renewing the declaration according to which it availed itself of the faculty provided for in Articles II and III of the Appendix. The relevant declaration is effective as of October 10, 2014, until October 10, 2024. (see Berne Notification No. 265)
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from October 26, 2004, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 241)
  • Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 241)
Yemen Accession: April 14, 2008July 14, 2008
  • Paris Act (1971): Pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act, this State deposited, on July 7, 2014, a notification renewing the declaration according to which it availed itself of the faculty provided for in Articles II and III of the Appendix. The relevant declaration is effective as of October 10, 2014, until October 10, 2024. (see Berne Notification No. 263)
  • Accession to the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Republic of Yemen declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from July 14, 2008, until October 10, 2014. (see Berne Notification No. 254)
Zambia Accession: September 13, 1991January 2, 1992
Zimbabwe Accession: September 29, 1981December 30, 1981