WIPO-Administered Treaties - Historical Information

Berne Convention

Free City of Danzig: Accession to the Berlin Act (1908) and the Berne Additional Protocol (1914): June 24, 1922. Signature of the Rome Act (1928): June 2, 1928; Ratification: June 30, 1931; Entry into force: August 1, 1931.

Hague Agreement

London Act (1934): Termination effective on October 18, 2016. (see Hague Notification No. 130)|Contracting Parties: - Benin: Accession: October 2, 1986; Entry into force: November 2, 1986 - Côte d'Ivoire: Accession: April 26, 1993; Entry into force: May 30, 1993 - Egypt: Accession: March 5, 1951; Entry into force: July 1, 1952 - France: Signature: June 2, 1934; Accession: May 15, 1939; Entry into force: June 25, 1939 - Germany: Signature: June 2, 1934; Ratification: August 10, 1937; Entry into force: June 13, 1939 - Indonesia: Notification of continued application: November 24, 1950; Entry into force: December 24, 1950 - Liechtenstein: Signature: June 2, 1934; Accession: December 8, 1950; Entry into force: January 28, 1951 - Monaco: Accession: February 9, 1956; Entry into force: April 29, 1956 - Morocco: Signature: June 2, 1934; Accession: November 25, 1940; Entry into force: January 21, 1941 - Netherlands: Signature: June 2, 1934; Accession: June 12, 1948; Entry into force: August 5, 1948 - Senegal: Accession: May 30, 1984; Entry into force: June 30, 1984 - Spain: Signature: June 2, 1934; Accession: December 20, 1955; Entry into force: March 2, 1956 - Suriname: Declaration of continued application: November 16, 1976; Entry into force: November 25, 1975 - Switzerland: Signature: June 2, 1934; Accession: October 24, 1939; Entry into force: November 24, 1939 - Tunisia: Signature: June 2, 1934; Accession: August 18, 1942; Entry into force: October 4, 1942.

Additional Act of Monaco (1961): Termination effective on October 18, 2016. (see Hague Notification No. 130)|Contracting Parties: - France: Signature: November 18, 1961; Ratification: April 25, 1962; Entry into force: December 1, 1962 - Germany: Signature: November 18, 1961; Ratification: October 25, 1962; Entry into force: December 1, 1962 - Holy See: Signature: November 18, 1961 - Liechtenstein: Signature: November 18, 1961; Ratification: April 20, 1966; Entry into force: July 9, 1966 - Monaco: Signature: November 18, 1961; Ratification; August 14, 1963; Entry into force: September 14, 1963 - Morocco: Signature: March 30, 1962 - Spain: Signature: March 30, 1962; Ratification; July 9, 1969; Entry into force: August 31, 1969 - Suriname: Declaration of continued application: November 16, 1976; Entry into force: November 25, 1975.

Indonesia: Accession to the London Act (1934) through the Netherlands: June 12, 1948; Entry into force: August 5, 1948. Notification of continued application following independence: November 24, 1950; Entry into force: December 24, 1950. Notification of denunciation: June 3, 2009, with effect from June 3, 2010.

The Protocol of Geneva (1975), in accordance with Article 11(2)(a) thereof, ceased to have effect as of August 1, 1984; however, as provided by Article 11(2)(b), States bound by the Protocol (Belgium (as from April 1, 1979), France (as from February 18, 1980), Germany (as from December 26, 1981), Hungary (as from April 7, 1984), Liechtenstein (as from April 1, 1979), Luxembourg (as from April 1, 1979), Monaco (as from March 5, 1981), Netherlands (as from April 1, 1979), Senegal (as from June 30, 1984), Suriname (as from April 1, 1979) and Switzerland (as from April 1, 1979)) are not relieved of their obligations thereunder in respect of industrial designs whose date of international deposit is prior to August 1, 1984.

Locarno Agreement

United States of America: Signature of the Locarno Agreement (1968): October 8, 1968; Ratification: February 23, 1972; Entry into force: May 25, 1972. Notification of denunciation: July 21, 1981, with effect from July 21, 1982.

Madrid Agreement (Indications of Source)

Latvia: Accession to the Washington Act (1911): July 6, 1925; Entry into force: August 20, 1925. Notification of denunciation: December 21, 1925, with effect from December 21, 1926.

Madrid Agreement (Marks)

Syrian Arab Republic: Accession to the Stockholm Act: May 5, 2004; Entry into force: August 5, 2004. Notification of denunciation: June 29, 2012, with effect from June 29, 2013.

Uzbekistan: Accession to the Stockholm Act by the Soviet Union: March 15, 1976; Entry into force: July 1, 1976. Declaration of continued application by the Republic of Uzbekistan: August 18, 1993; Entry into force: December 25, 1991. Notification of denunciation: January 3, 2007, with effect from January 1, 2008.

Turkey: Accession to the Washington Act (1911): August 6, 1925; Entry into force: October 10, 1925. Accession to the Hague Act (1925): July 9, 1930; Entry into force: August 21, 1930. Signature of the London Act (1934): June 2, 1934. Notification of denunciation: September 8, 1955, with effect from September 10, 1956.

Mexico: Accession to the Brussels Act (1900): June 18, 1909; Entry into force: July 26, 1909. Signature of the Washington Act (1911): June 2, 1911; Ratification: April 1, 1913; Entry into force: May 1, 1913. Signature of the Hague Act (1925): November 6, 1925; Accession: November 21, 1929; Entry into force: January 16, 1930. Signature of the London Act (1934): June 2, 1934. Notification of denunciation: March 10, 1942, with effect from March 10, 1943.

Brazil: Ratification of the Madrid Agreement (Marks) (1891): October 3, 1896; Entry into force: October 3, 1896. Signature of the Brussels Act (1900): December 14, 1900; Ratification: June 14, 1902; Entry into force: September 14, 1902. Signature of the Washington Act (1911): June 2, 1911. Signature of the Hague Act (1925): November 6, 1925; Accession: September 6, 1929; Entry into force: October 26, 1929. Notification of denunciation: December 8, 1933, with effect from December 8, 1934.