Berne Notification No. 203
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Sultanate of Oman

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 Sultanate of Oman, on April 14, 1999, 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 Sultanate of Oman declares that the Sultanate of Oman 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 Sultanate of Oman, on July 14, 1999. On that date, the Sultanate of Oman 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 14, 1999