Berne Notification No. 38
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Ratification by the Hungarian People's Republic of the Paris Act (1971) (with the exception of Articles 1 to 21 and the Appendix)

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 Paris Act (1971) of the above Convention, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Hungarian People's Republic deposited on September 11, 1972, its instrument of ratification dated August 8, 1972, of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, with the following reservation:

"Pursuant to the provisions of Article 33(2) of the Convention, the Presidential Council of the Hungarian People's Republic declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 33(1)." (Translation).

Furthermore, the said instrument of ratification was accompanied by the following declaration:

"The Hungarian People's Republic declares that the provisions in Article 31(1) of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, are contrary to the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, contained in United Nations General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960." (Translation).

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 28(3) of the said Convention, Articles 22 to 38 will enter into force, with respect to the Hungarian People's Republic, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on December 15, 1972.

A separate notification will be made on the entry into force of Articles 1 to 21 and the Appendix, when the conditions provided for in Article 28(2)(a) are fulfilled.

September 15, 1972