Berne Notification No. 54
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Ratification by the Kingdom of Norway 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 Kingdom of Norway deposited, on March 8, 1974, its instrument of ratification of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 8, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, with the declaration provided for in Article 28(1)(b) of the said Act to the effect that this ratification shall not apply to Articles 1 to 21 and the Appendix.

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 Kingdom of Norway, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on June 13, 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 Kingdom of Norway, 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 March 8, 1974.

March 13, 1974