Berne Notification No. 27
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Notifications received from the States listed hereafter and concerning the application of the transitional provisions (five year privilege)

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the above international instrument, adopted at Stockholm, has the honor to notify him of the notifications deposited by the Governments of the States listed hereafter in which these Governments indicate their desire to avail themselves of the provisions of Article 38(2) of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention.

These notifications entered into force on the date of their receipt, that is, on:

August 21, 1970, for the Republic of the Ivory Coast;
August 25, 1970, for the Portuguese Republic;
September 11, 1970, for the Kingdom of the Netherlands;
September 14, 1970, for the Hungarian People's Republic;
September 14, 1970, for the Kingdom of Morocco;
September 16, 1970, for the Holy See;
September 17, 1970, for the Republic of South Africa;
September 17, 1970, for Japan;
September 17, 1970, for the Republic of Turkey;
September 18, 1970, for the Republic of Tunisia;
September 21, 1970, for the Kingdom of Greece;
September 21, 1970, for Malta;
September 22, 1970, for the Federal Republic of Cameroon;
September 24, 1970, for the Gabonese Republic;
September 25, 1970, for the Republic of Dahomey.

Pursuant to the said Article, these States, which are members of the Berne Union, may, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), exercise the rights provided under Articles 22 to 26 of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention, as if they were bound by those Articles.

October 6, 1970