Paris Notification No. 221
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Accession by the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

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 the deposit by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, on February 14, 2017, 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, and as amended on September 28, 1979 (Paris Convention).

The Paris Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, on May 14, 2017.  On that date, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Industrial Property ("Paris Union"), founded by the Paris Convention.

February 14, 2017