Berne Notification No. 121
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the United States of America

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 of the deposit by the Government of the United States of America, on November 16, 1988, of its instrument of accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, and amended on October 2, 1979.

The United States of America has not heretofore been a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.

In accordance with Article 29(2)(a) of the Berne Convention, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, and amended on October 2, 1979, the said Convention will enter into force, with respect to the United States of America, on the date indicated in the said instrument of accession, that is, on March 1, 1989.

The United States of America will belong to Class I for the purpose of establishing its contribution towards the budget of the Berne Union.

November 17, 1988