Berne Notification No. 270
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Declaration by the Republic of Cuba

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 by the Government of the Republic of Cuba, on November 20, 1996, 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 (see Berne Notification No. 176).

In this respect, the Director General has the honor to notify the deposit, on September 3, 2014, by the Government of the Republic of Cuba of a declaration according to which pursuant to Article I of the Appendix of the Paris Act of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, the Republic of Cuba will continue to avail itself of the facilities provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix.

The said declaration shall enter into force, with respect to the territory of the Republic of Cuba, on December 3, 2014. 

September 3, 2014