Lisbon Notification No. 10
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

Ratification of the Stockholm Act by the Republic of Cuba

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the Stockholm Act (1967) of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration of October 31, 1958, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Republic of Cuba deposited, on December 27, 1974, its instrument of ratification of the said Agreement, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967.

Furthermore, this instrument of ratification contains the following declaration:

"The Government of the Republic of Cuba declares that the provisions of Article 14 of the Lisbon Agreement which refer to Article 24 of the Paris Convention, both revised at Stockholm, are contrary to the Declaration on the grant of independence to colonial countries and people (Resolution 1514 adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 14, 1960), in which is stressed the need to bring an end rapidly and unconditionally to colonialism in all its forms and manifestations." (Translation).

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 14(5)(b), the Stockholm Act of the said Agreement will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Cuba, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on April 8, 1975.

January 8, 1975