World Intellectual Property Organization

Berne Notification No. 255
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Lao People's Democratic 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 Lao People's Democratic Republic, on December 14, 2011, 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 Lao People's Democratic Republic, on March 14, 2012.  On that date, the Lao People's Democratic 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.

December 14, 2011

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