WIPO Notification No. 23
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Notifications deposited by the Kingdom of Belgium, Brazil, the French Republic and the Italian Republic concerning the application of the transitional provisions

The Director of the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the above international instrument, adopted at Stockholm, has the honor to notify him of the notifications deposited by the Governments of the Kingdom of Belgium, Brazil, the French Republic and the Italian Republic, in which these Governments indicate their desire to avail themselves of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the Convention.

These notifications entered into force on the date of their receipt, that is, on May 20, 1970, for the Kingdom of Belgium, on June 9, 1970, for Brazil, on April 24, 1970, for the French Republic, and on April 29, 1970, for the Italian Republic.

Pursuant to the said Article, the Kingdom of Belgium, Brazil, the French Republic and the Italian Republic, which are members of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but have not yet become party to the WIPO Convention, may, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if they had become party.

June 15, 1970