World Intellectual Property Organization

Berne Notification No. 272
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Republic of Burundi

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 Burundi, on January 12, 2016, 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 Republic of Burundi, on April 12, 2016.  On that date, the Republic of Burundi 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 12, 2016

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