Berne Notification No. 182
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Republic of Guatemala

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 Guatemala, on April 28, 1997, 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: "The Republic of Guatemala does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 33 of that Convention." (Translation)

The Berne Convention as revised will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Guatemala, on July 28, 1997. On that date, the Republic of Guatemala will also become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.

April 28, 1997