Berne Notification No. 84
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession to the Paris Act (1971) by the Arab Republic of Egypt

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him of the deposit by the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, on March 2, 1977, of its instrument of accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971.

Concurrently with depositing the said instrument of accession, the Arab Republic of Egypt indicated that it wished to belong to Class VII for the purpose of establishing its contribution towards the budget of the Berne Union.

The instrument of accession was accompanied by the following declarations:

"1. The accession of the Arab Republic of Egypt does not in any way imply recognition of Israel and does not lead to the entry of the Arab Republic of Egypt into relations with it as provided for by the Convention.

2. The Arab Republic of Egypt does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 33 of the Berne Convention concerning the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice." (Translation)

The said Convention as revised will enter into force, with respect to the Arab Republic of Egypt, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on June 7, 1977.

March 7, 1977