UPOV Notification No. 25
International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
of December 2, 1961, as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, and on October 23, 1978

Acceptance by Japan

The Secretary-General of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to inform him of the deposit by the Government of Japan, on August 3, 1982, of its instrument of acceptance of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of December 2, 1961, as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, and on October 23, 1978.

At the time of depositing its instrument of acceptance, the Government of Japan notified the Secretary-General that Japan intends to exercise its rights under Article 3(3) of the International Convention.

The number of contribution units applicable to Japan for the purpose of determining its share in the total amount of contributions to the budget of UPOV is five (5).

The said International Convention will enter into force, with respect to Japan, one month after the date on which it deposited its instrument of acceptance, that is, on September 3, 1982.

August 3, 1982