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 Date
AccessionOctober 9, 1912
Entry into forceNovember 1, 1912

Act(s)

Article(s) Signature Instrument Entry into Force
Paris Act (1971)1 - 21July 24, 1971Ratification: October 24, 1985January 30, 1986
Paris Act (1971)22 - 38July 24, 1971Ratification: October 9, 1974January 10, 1975
Stockholm Act (1967)    
Brussels Act (1948) June 26, 1948Accession: November 16, 1972January 7, 1973
Rome Act (1928)  Ratification: June 27, 1931August 1, 1931
Berne Additional Protocol (1914) March 20, 1914Ratification: April 1, 1915April 20, 1915
Berlin Act (1908)  Accession: October 9, 1912November 1, 1912

Declarations, Reservations etc.

Stockholm Act (1967): A notification was deposited by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 38(2) of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention. This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 11, 1970. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which was a member of the Berne Union, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), 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.

Accession to the Berlin Act (1908) subject to the following reservations:
(1) Article 9 of the Act is replaced by Article 7 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number IV, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, in respect to the production of articles published in newspapers or periodicals.
(2) 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, in respect of the exclusive right of authors to make or to authorize the translation of their works.
(3) Article 11, paragraph 2, of the Act is replaced by Article 9, paragraph 2, of the Berne Convention, 1886, in respect to the right to authorize the public performance of translations of dramatic or dramatico-musical works.

Territorial Information

Paris Act (1971) - Articles 1 to 21: Ratification for the Kingdom in Europe.

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.

 

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