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Contracting Parties > Berne Convention > France
|Signature||September 9, 1886|
|Ratification||September 5, 1887|
|Entry into force||December 5, 1887|
Territorial informationRatification of the Berne Convention (1886) included colonies.
|Article(s)||Signature||Instrument||Entry into Force|
|Paris Act (1971)||1 - 21||July 24, 1971||Ratification: September 11, 1972||October 10, 1974|
|Paris Act (1971)||22 - 38||July 24, 1971||Ratification: September 11, 1972||December 15, 1972|
|Stockholm Act (1967)||July 14, 1967|
|Brussels Act (1948)||June 26, 1948||Ratification: January 22, 1951||August 1, 1951|
|Rome Act (1928)||June 2, 1928||Accession: November 3, 1933||December 22, 1933|
|Berne Additional Protocol (1914)||March 20, 1914||Ratification: November 28, 1915||February 2, 1916|
|Berlin Act (1908)||November 13, 1908||Ratification: June 30, 1910||September 9, 1910|
|Paris Additional Act (1896)||May 4, 1896||Ratification: September 9, 1897||December 9, 1897|
Declarations, reservations etc.Stockholm Act (1967): A notification was deposited by the Government of the French Republic 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 June 8, 1970. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the French Republic, 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 Rome Act (1928) subject to the following reservation: Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Act is replaced by the relevant provisions of the texts adopted prior to the Berlin Act, 1908 (Article 4 of the Berne Convention, 1886), in respect of works of art applied to industry.
Ratification of the Berlin Act (1908) subject to the following reservation: In respect to the protection of works of art applied to industry, Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Act is replaced by Article 4 of the Berne Convention, 1886, (N.B. the latter article does not include said works among literary and artistic works).