Paris Notification No. 114
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Accession by the People's Republic of China

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 People's Republic of China, on December 19, 1984, of its instrument of accession to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of March 20, 1883, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967.

The said instrument of accession contains the declaration that the People's Republic of China does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 28 of the said Convention.

The People's Republic of China has not heretofore been a member of the International Union for the Protection of Industrial Property ("Paris Union"), founded by the Paris Convention.

The Paris Convention as revised will enter into force, with respect to the People's Republic of China, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on March 19, 1985. On that date, the People's Republic of China will become a member of the Paris Union.

The People's Republic of China will belong to Class III for the purpose of establishing its contribution towards the budget of the Paris Union.

December 19, 1984