Berne Notification No. 226
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Ratification by the State of Israel of the Paris Act (1971)

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 State of Israel, on September 24, 2003, of its instrument of ratification of 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 was accompanied by the declaration, that, pursuant to Article 33(2) of the Convention, the Government of the State of Israel does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 33(1) thereof.

The Paris Act (1971), as amended on September 28, 1979, of the said Convention, will enter into force, with respect to the State of Israel, on the date specified in the instrument of ratification, that is, on January 1, 2004.

September 24, 2003