Berne Notification No. 161
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Republic of Lithuania

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 Republic of Lithuania, on September 14, 1994, 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 September 28, 1979.

The said instrument of accession contains the following declaration: "Pursuant to Article 33(2) of the said Convention as so revised, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Republic of Lithuania does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 33 of that Convention."

The Republic of Lithuania 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.

The Berne Convention, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, and amended on September 28, 1979, will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Lithuania, on December 14, 1994. On that date, the Republic of Lithuania will become a member of the Berne Union.

The Republic of Lithuania belongs to Class IX for the purpose of establishing its contribution to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

September 14, 1994