Treaties and Contracting Parties
Contracting Parties > Paris Convention > France
|Signature||March 20, 1883|
|Ratification||June 6, 1884|
|Entry into force||July 7, 1884|
Including all Overseas Departments and Territories.
Ratification of the Paris Convention (1883) included Algeria and colonies.
||Entry into Force
|Stockholm Act (1967)|| ||July 14, 1967||Ratification: May 2, 1975||August 12, 1975|
|Lisbon Act (1958)|| ||October 31, 1958||Ratification: March 22, 1961||January 4, 1962|
|London Act (1934)|| ||June 2, 1934||Accession: May 15, 1939||June 25, 1939|
|The Hague Act (1925)|| ||November 6, 1925||Accession: September 9, 1930||October 20, 1930|
|Washington Act (1911)|| ||June 2, 1911||Ratification: April 1, 1913||May 1, 1913|
|Brussels Act (1900)|| ||December 14, 1900||Ratification: May 23, 1902||September 14, 1902|
Declarations, reservations etc.
Ratification of the Stockholm Act (1967) was accompanied by the following declaration: "The Government of the French Republic, referring to Article 24, paragraph (1), of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, declares that the said Convention shall be applicable to the territory of the French Republic in Europe, to the departments of Guyane, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion, and to the overseas territories of New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna Islands and the French Southern and Antarctic Territories." (Translation)
Stockholm Act (1967): A notification was deposited by the Government of the French Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 30(2) of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on May 20, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the French Republic, which was a member of the Paris 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 13 to 17 of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention, as if it were bound by those Articles.
Ratification of the Lisbon Act (1958) included the departments of Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Réunion, the overseas territories and Algerian and Saharan departments.
Accession to the London Act (1934) included Algeria and colonies.
Accession to the Hague Act (1925) included Algeria and colonies.
Ratification of the Washington Act (1911) included Algeria and colonies.
Ratification of the Brussels Act (1900) included Algeria and colonies.