World Intellectual Property Organization

WPPT Notification No. 46
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

Accession by The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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 by the Government of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on December 20, 2004, of its instrument of accession to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996.

The said instrument of accession contains the following declarations:

"The Republic of Macedonia shall not apply the provision on the criterion of publication in respect of the national treatment on protection of phonogram producers in accordance with Article 3 paragraph 3 from the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, in relation to the expressed reservation of the Republic of Macedonia on Article 5 paragraph 3 from the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Phonogram Producers and Broadcasting Organizations (Rome Convention)."

"The Republic of Macedonia shall not apply the provision on single equitable remuneration for the performers and for the phonogram producers for direct or indirect use of phonograms published for commercial purposes for broadcasting or for any other communication to the public, in accordance with Article 15 paragraph 3 from WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, in relation to the expressed reservation of the Republic of Macedonia on Article 16 paragraph (1)(a)(i) from the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Phonogram Producers and Broadcasting Organizations (the Rome Convention)."

The said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on March 20, 2005.

December 20, 2004

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