Signature and ratification were accompanied by the following declaration: "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; for that reason, participation in it should be open to all States in accordance with the principle of their sovereignty and equality." (Translation)
Signature by the Soviet Union: October 12, 1967; Ratification: December 4, 1968; Entry into force: April 26, 1970. Declaration of continued application by the Republic of Tajikistan: February 14, 1994. Entry into force date given as date of independence.