Strasbourg Notification No. 19
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification

Accession by Australia

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 Article 16(5) of the Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification of March 24, 1971, has the honor to notify him that the Government of Australia deposited on November 7, 1974, its instrument of accession, for and on behalf of Australia, to the Agreement.

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 4(4)(i) of the Agreement, the said instrument of accession was accompanied by the following declaration:

"The Government of Australia furthermore declares for and on behalf of Australia that it does not undertake to include the symbols relating to groups or subgroups of the Classification in applications as referred to in Article 4(3) which are only laid open for public inspection and in notices relating thereto." (Original).

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 13(1)(b), the said Agreement will enter into force, with respect to Australia, one year after the date of this notification, that is, on November 12, 1975.

November 12, 1974