Berne Notification No. 22
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Ratification by the Federal Republic of Germany of the Stockholm Act (with the exception of Articles 1 to 21 and of the Protocol Regarding Developing Countries)

The Director of the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the Stockholm Act of the above Convention, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany deposited on June 19, 1970, its instrument of ratification dated June 12, 1970, of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, with the declaration provided for in Article 28(1)(b)(i) of the said Act to the effect that the ratification shall not apply to Articles 1 to 21 and to the Protocol Regarding Developing Countries.

The said instrument of ratification was accompanied by the following declaration: "the said Convention shall also apply to Land Berlin with effect from the date on which it enters into force for the Federal Republic of Germany." (Original).

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 28(2)(c) of the Stockholm Act of the said Convention, Articles 22 to 38 will enter into force, with respect to the Federal Republic of Germany, three months after the date of this notification that is, on September 19, 1970.

A separate notification will be made on the entry into force of the other provisions of the Stockholm Act of the said Convention, when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached.

June 19, 1970