Berne Notification No. 261
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Notification by the Republic of Uzbekistan: Withdrawal of Declaration Concerning Article 18 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 refer to the deposit, on January 19, 2005, by the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 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, with a declaration according to which the effects of the said Convention shall not extend to the works which, at the date of entry into force of the Convention with respect to the Republic of Uzbekistan, are already in the public domain in its territory (see Berne Notification No. 244 of January 19, 2005).

In this respect, the Director General has the honor to notify that the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan has deposited, on January 8, 2014, a notification withdrawing the above-mentioned declaration.

January 8, 2014