Berne Notification No. 170
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Republic of Moldova

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 Moldova, on August 1, 1995, 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 statement: "The provisions of the present Convention do not apply to the works which were public property on the territory of the Republic of Moldova by December 31, 1994." (Translation provided by the Government of the Republic of Moldova.)

The Republic of Moldova 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 will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Moldova, on November 2, 1995. On that date, the Republic of Moldova will become a member of the Berne Union.

August 2, 1995