Lisbon Notification No. 3
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

Ratification of the Stockholm Act by the Hungarian People's Republic

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 that the Government of the Hungarian People's Republic deposited, on December 18, 1969, its instrument of ratification, dated October 9, 1969, of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration of October 31, 1958, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, with the following declaration:

"The Presidential Council of the Hungarian People's Republic draws attention to the fact that the provisions of Article 14, paragraph (4) of the Agreement are contrary to Resolution No. 1514 (XV) on the independence of colonial countries and peoples, adopted on December 14, 1960, by the General Assembly of the United Nations." (Translation)

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

January 19, 1970