Berne Notification No. 274
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

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 Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, on March 14, 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 Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, on June 14, 2016.  On that date, the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe will also become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.

March 14, 2016