Berne Notification No. 244
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Accession by the Republic of Uzbekistan
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 Uzbekistan, on January 19, 2005, 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 (Berne Convention), with the declaration that the Republic of Uzbekistan avails itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the Appendix to the said Convention.
The said instrument also contained the following statement concerning Article 18 of the Berne Convention: "The Republic of Uzbekistan declares that the above mentioned Convention shall not apply to the literary and artistic works which on the date of entering into force of this Convention for the Republic of Uzbekistan are already public domain on its territory".
The Berne Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Uzbekistan, on April 19, 2005. On that date, the Republic of Uzbekistan will also become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.
January 19, 2005