UPOV Notification No. 116
International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

Accession by the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) to the 1991 Act

The Secretary-General of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) presents his compliments and has the honor to notify the deposit by the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI), on June 10, 2014, of its instrument of accession to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of December 2, 1961, as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, on October 23, 1978, and on March 19, 1991.

The said International Convention as revised in 1991 will enter into force, with respect to OAPI, on July 10, 2014. On that date, OAPI will become a member of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, founded by the said International Convention.

For the purpose of determining its share in the total amount of the annual contributions to the budget of UPOV, one-fifth (0.2) of one contribution unit is applicable to OAPI.

June 10, 2014