Berne Notification No. 247
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Union of the Comoros

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 Union of the Comoros, on January 17, 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.

The Berne Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Union of the Comoros, on April 17, 2005. On that date, the Union of the Comoros 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 17, 2005