Berne Notification No. 49
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Ratification by the Federal Republic of Germany of the Paris Act (1971)

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 Federal Republic of Germany deposited on October 18, 1973, its instrument of ratification dated September 17, 1973, of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971.

The said instrument was accompanied by the following declaration: "the Convention shall also apply to Berlin (West) with effect from the date on which it enters into force for the Federal Republic of Germany."

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 28(3) of the Paris Act (1971) of the said Convention, Articles 22 to 38 will enter into force, with respect to the Federal Republic of Germany, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on January 22, 1974.

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

On the other hand, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, referring to Article VI (1)(ii) of the Appendix to the said Act, has declared that it admits the application of the Appendix to works of which it is the country of origin by countries which have made a declaration under Article VI (1)(i) of the Appendix or a notification under Article I of the Appendix.

Pursuant to the provisions of Article VI (2) of the said Appendix, this declaration, made in writing, became effective from the date of its deposit, that is, from October 18, 1973.

October 22, 1973