Berne Notification No. 108
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Declaration by the Republic of India Extending the Effects of its Ratification of the Paris Act (1971) to Articles 1 to 21 and the Appendix

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Republic of India, referring to its ratification, with effect from January 10, 1975, of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of December 9, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971 ("Paris Act (1971)"), with the declaration that its ratification thereof does not apply to Articles 1 to 21 and the Appendix of the Paris Act (1971) (see Berne Notification No. 59), deposited, on February 1, 1984, a declaration extending the effects of its ratification to the said Articles and the Appendix, subject to the following declarations:

"1. With reference to Article 14bis of the Convention, the Government of India declares, in accordance with paragraph 3 of the said Article, that this ratification shall not apply to the provisions of Article 14bis, paragraph 2(b) thereof;

2. The Government of India declares and designates the Registrar of the Copyrights of India as a competent authority in terms of Article 15, paragraph 4(a) of the Convention;

3. The Government of India also declares that it avails itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the Appendix to the revised Convention."

Articles 1 to 21 and the Appendix of the Paris Act (1971) will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of India, three months after the date of this notification, that is on May 6, 1984.

The declaration of the Republic of India that it avails itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the Appendix of the Paris Act (1971) is effective until the expiration of 10 years from the entry into force, on October 10, 1974, of Articles 1 to 21 and the Appendix of the Paris Act (1971), that is, until October 10, 1984.

February 6, 1984