WIPO Notification No. 9
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Ratification of the Convention by the Socialist Republic of Rumania

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 Convention, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Rumania deposited, on February 28, 1969, its instrument of ratification dated December 28, 1968, of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), with the following declaration:

"The provisions of Articles 5 and 14(1) of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, are not in accordance with the principle of universality of treaties, by which all States have the right to become parties to multilateral treaties regulating questions of general interest." (Translation).

The Socialist Republic of Rumania has fulfilled the condition set forth in Article 14(2) of the Convention by concurrently ratifying the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention in its entirety.

A separate notification will be made of the entry into force of the said Convention, when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached.

March 10, 1969