Treaties and Contracting Parties
Contracting Parties > Berne Convention > Germany
|Signature||September 9, 1886|
|Ratification||September 5, 1887|
|Entry into force||December 5, 1887|
|Article(s)||Signature||Instrument||Entry into Force|
|Paris Act (1971)||1 - 21||July 24, 1971||Ratification: October 18, 1973||October 10, 1974|
|Paris Act (1971)||22 - 38||July 24, 1971||Ratification: October 18, 1973||January 22, 1974|
|Stockholm Act (1967)||22 - 38||July 14, 1967||Ratification: June 19, 1970||September 19, 1970|
|Brussels Act (1948)||Accession: June 27, 1966||October 10, 1966|
|Rome Act (1928)||June 2, 1928||Accession: September 13, 1933||October 21, 1933|
|Berne Additional Protocol (1914)||March 20, 1914||Ratification: October 5, 1919||October 17, 1919|
|Berlin Act (1908)||November 13, 1908||Ratification: June 9, 1910||September 9, 1910|
|Paris Additional Act (1896)||May 4, 1896||Ratification: September 9, 1897||December 9, 1897|
Declarations, reservations etc.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".
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.
Stockholm Act (1967): The instrument of ratification contained a declaration provided for in Article 28(1)(b)(i) of the said Act to the effect that the ratification does not apply to Articles 1 to 21 and to the Protocol Regarding Developing Countries.
Territorial informationRatification 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.
Stockholm Act (1967): Ratification also applied to Berlin (West) with effect from the date on which it entered into force for the Federal Republic of Germany.
Additional informationParis 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.
Stockholm Act (1967): Dates apply to the Federal Republic of Germany.
German Democratic Republic - Accession June 20, 1968; Entry into force: January 29, 1970. Date of ceasing to be a party: October 3, 1990. The validity of this accession was contested by a certain number of Member States.
Brussels Act (1948): Dates apply to the Federal Republic of Germany.