Berne Notification No. 43
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Declaration of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the application of the Convention to the territory of Hong Kong

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in conformity with the provisions of Article 37(5) of the Stockholm Act of the above Convention, has the honor to notify him that, referring to its accession on February 26, 1969, which is limited to Articles 22 to 38, and in accordance with the provisions of Articles 31 and 32(1) of the said Act, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has declared that the Convention as revised at Brussels on June 26, 1948, is applicable to the territory of Hong Kong.

Pursuant to Article 31(3)(a) of the Stockholm Act, this declaration will take effect three months after the date of this notification, that is, on May 5, 1973.

February 5, 1973