Berne Notification No. 229
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Syrian Arab Republic

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 Syrian Arab Republic, on March 11, 2004, of its instrument of accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Convention) of September 9, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, and amended on September 28, 1979.

The Berne Convention as revised will enter into force, with respect to the Syrian Arab Republic, on June 11, 2004. On that date, the Syrian Arab Republic will also become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.

March 11, 2004