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 Date
Declaration of Continued ApplicationOctober 3, 1928
Entry into forceOctober 3, 1928

Additional Information

Application to the Berne Convention (1886) by the United Kingdom: September 5, 1887; Entry into force: December 5, 1887. Application to the Paris Additional Act (1896) through the United Kingdom: September 9, 1897; Entry into force: December 9, 1897. Application to the Berlin Act (1908) and the Berne Additional Protocol (1914) through the United Kingdom: April 28, 1920; Entry into force: May 1, 1920. Declaration of continued application by the Union of South Africa: October 3, 1928.

Act(s)

Article(s) Signature Instrument Entry into Force
Paris Act (1971)22 - 38 Accession: December 23, 1974March 24, 1975
Stockholm Act (1967) July 14, 1967  
Brussels Act (1948) June 26, 1948Ratification: February 20, 1950August 1, 1951
Rome Act (1928)  Accession: March 19, 1935May 27, 1935
Berlin Act (1908)  Declaration of Continued Application: October 3, 1928October 3, 1928

Declarations, Reservations etc.

Paris Act (1971) - Articles 22 to 38: With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Stockholm Act (1967): A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of South Africa in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 38(2) of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention. This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 17, 1970. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the Republic of South Africa, which was a member of the Berne Union, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), exercise the rights provided under Articles 22 to 26 of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention, as if it were bound by those Articles.

Accession to the Berlin Act (1908) subject to the following reservation: Article 18 of the Act is replaced by Article 14 of the Berne Convention, 1886, and Number 4 of the Final Protocol of the same date accompanying the latter Convention, in its version of Article 2, Number II, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, in respect of the application of the Berlin Act, 1908, to works which have not yet fallen into the public domain in the country of origin at the time the Convention entered into force.

 

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