The Hague Notification No. 18
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

Ratification of the Hague Act (1960) by the Federal Republic of Germany

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, according to information received from the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the depositary of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs of November 6, 1925, as revised at The Hague on November 28, 1960, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany deposited, on March 14, 1983, its instrument of ratification of the said Agreement as revised at The Hague on November 28, 1960.

The said instrument was accompanied by the following declaration: "The Agreement and the Protocol which belongs to it, as well as the new Regulations, will apply to Berlin (West) with effect from the date on which they will enter into force for the Federal Republic of Germany." (Translation)

The date of entry into force of the said Arrangement as revised at The Hague on November 28, 1960, will be notified when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 26(1) of the said Agreement.

April 28, 1983