Berne Notification No. 87
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Republic of Malta to 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 has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Republic of Malta deposited, on September 7, 1977, 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, with the declaration provided for in Article 28(1)(b) of the Paris Act (1971) to the effect that its accession shall not apply to Articles 1 to 21 and the Appendix.

Furthermore, the said instrument of accession contains the declaration that, pursuant to Article 33(2) of the said Act, Article 33(1) shall not apply to the Republic of Malta.

The Republic of Malta will belong to Class VII for the purpose of establishing its contribution towards the budget of the Berne Union.

Articles 22 to 38 of the Paris Act (1971) of the said Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Malta, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on December 12, 1977.

September 12, 1977