The Hague Notification No. 30
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
The Hague Act (1960) and the Protocol Annexed thereto; the Stockholm (Complementary) Act (1967)

Accession by the German Democratic Republic

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 German Democratic Republic, on April 4, 1989, of its instrument of accession to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs of November 6, 1925, as revised at The Hague on November 28, 1960 ("the Hague Act (1960)") and supplemented at Stockholm on July 14, 1967 ("Stockholm (Complementary) Act (1967)").

The said instrument of accession was accompanied by the following declaration:

"Regarding the Provisions of Article 27 of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs of November 6, 1925, as revised at The Hague on November 28, 1960, and supplemented at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, as far as the application of the Agreement to colonial regions and other dependent territories is concerned, the German Democratic Republic is guided by the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (Resolution No. 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960) proclaiming the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations." (Translation by the German Democratic Republic)

The Hague Act (1960) will enter into force, in respect of the German Democratic Republic, one month after the date of the present notification, that is, on May 7, 1989. On that same date, the German Democratic Republic will become bound, by Articles 1 to 7 of the Stockholm (Complementary) Act (1967).

By virtue of Article 32 of the Hague Act (1960), accession to that Act is deemed to include accession to the Protocol annexed to the said Act. The date of entry into force of the Protocol annexed to the Hague Act (1960) will be notified when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 32 of the said Act.

April 7, 1989