World Intellectual Property Organization

UPOV Notification No. 97
International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

Accession by the Republic of Albania

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 Government of the Republic of Albania, on September 15, 2005, 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 will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Albania, on October 15, 2005. On that date, the Republic of Albania 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 the Republic of Albania.

September 15, 2005

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