Berne Notification No. 39
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to the Stockholm Act

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 Stockholm Act of the above Convention, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania deposited on October 16, 1972, its instrument of accession dated October 10, 1972, to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, availing itself, for a period of ten years in the first instance, of the reservations provided in Article 1 of the Protocol Regarding Developing Countries.

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania indicated that, for the purposes of Article 25(4)(b) of the Convention, it wished to belong to Class VII.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 29 of the Stockholm Act, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania will, three months after the date of this notification, that is, February 6, 1973, be bound by:

(a) Articles 1 to 20 of the Brussels Act of the Berne Convention pending the entry into force of Articles 1 to 21 of the Stockholm Act of the same Convention;

(b) Articles 22 to 38 of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention.

A separate notification will be made on the entry into force of Articles 1 to 21 of the Stockholm Act when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached.

November 6, 1972