World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO Notification No. 206
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Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 133
Nice Notification No. 110
Locarno Notification No. 52

Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization and certain other treaties administered by WIPO

Declaration by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

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 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, on June 14, 2001, of an instrument declaring that the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is to be considered from April 27, 1992, as having succeeded to the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization and certain other treaties specified therein, as well as confirming certain treaty actions, also specified in the said instrument, that have been made since April 27, 1992. The text of the said instrument is attached to this Notification.

June 14, 2001


INSTRUMENT OF NOTIFICATION OF SUCCESSION AND CONFIRMATION
THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO)

Whereas the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was a State party or signatory to the treaties listed in the attached Annex 1;

Whereas the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is a successor State to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia;

Now, therefore, the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, having considered the treaties listed in the attached Annex 1, succeeds to the same and undertakes faithfully to perform and carry out its obligations contained therein as from April 27, 1992, the date on which the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia assumed responsibility for its international relations.

Furthermore, the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia maintains the signatures, reservations, declarations and objections made by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to the treaties listed in the attached Annex 1, prior to April 27, 1992;

The Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia further confirms all those treaty actions and any accompanying declarations made by the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia after April 27, 1992, and which are listed in the attached Annex 2.

Done at Belgrade, on 11 June 2001.

Goran Svilanovic
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs


Annex 1 to Instrument of Notification of Succession and Confirmation, WIPO

List of WIPO Treaties to which the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was a State Party before April 27, 1992

- Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Convention).

- Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (Paris Convention).

- Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Convention).

- Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Agreement).

- Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Agreement).

- Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs (Locarno Agreement).

- Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite (Satellite Convention).

List of WIPO Treaties to which the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was Signatory (without yet being Party) before April 27, 1992

- Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

- Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Protocol).

- Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs (Hague Agreement).


Annex 2 to Instrument of Notification of Succession and Confirmation, WIPO

Treaty Actions by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) after April 27,1992

- On November 25, 1993, FRY deposited its instrument of accession to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (see Budapest Notification No. 121 dated November 30, 1993).

- On November 25, 1993, FRY deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs (see Hague Notification No. 36 dated November 30, 1993). The former SFRY had signed the Hague Act (1960) of the Agreement in 1960.

- On November 1, 1996, FRY deposited its instrument of ratification of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (see PCT Notification No. 115 dated November 4, 1996). The former SFRY had signed the PCT in 1970.

- On November 17, 1997, FRY deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (see Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 97 dated November 17, 1997). The former SFRY had signed the Madrid Protocol in 1989.

- On June 15, 1998, FRY deposited its instrument of accession to the Trademark Law Treaty (see TLT Notification No. 25 dated June 15, 1998).

- On March 1, 1999, FRY deposited its instrument of accession to the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration (see Lisbon Notification No. 23 dated March 1, 1999).

- On February 18, 2000, FRY deposited its instrument of accession to the Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol (see Nairobi Notification No. 45 dated February 18, 2000).

- On February 18, 2000, FRY deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods (see Madrid (Indications of Source) Notification No. 26 dated February 18, 2000).

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