World Intellectual Property Organization

WCT Notification No. 76
WIPO Copyright Treaty

Accessions or Ratifications by the European Union and some of its Member States

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 him of the deposit, on December 14, 2009, by the Government of the Republic of Malta of its instrument of accession to the WIPO Copyright Treaty, adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996, as well as the deposit by the Council of the European Union and the Governments of the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Finland, the French Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Hellenic Republic, Ireland, the Republic of Italy, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Portuguese Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the Kingdom of Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of their instruments of ratification of the said Treaty.

The said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to the European Union and the said Member States, on March 14, 2010.

December 14, 2009

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