Berne Notification No. 12
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Declaration of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan concerning the Protocol Regarding Developing Countries

The Director of the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the Stockholm Act of the above Convention, has the honor to notify him that the Government of Pakistan deposited on November 26, 1969, a declaration dated July 21, 1969, according to which, with reference to Article 5(1)(a) of the Protocol Regarding Developing Countries, it intends to apply for a period of ten years in the first instance the reservations provided in Article 1 of the said Protocol, with the exception of the reservation provided in paragraph (a) of that Article.

Pursuant to Article 5(2) of the Protocol Regarding Developing Countries, this declaration became effective from the date it was deposited, that is, on November 26, 1969.

With reference to his previous notifications, the Director of BIRPI calls attention to the declarations deposited, in virtue of Article 5(1) of the said Protocol, by the Republic of Senegal on November 14, 1967, the People's Republic of Bulgaria on January 11, 1968, and the Kingdom of Sweden on August 12, 1969.

November 28, 1969