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 Date
SignatureNovember 6, 1925
RatificationMay 1, 1928
Entry into forceJune 1, 1928

Act(s)

Article(s) Signature Instrument Entry into Force
Geneva Act (1999) June 29, 2000Ratification: November 13, 2009February 13, 2010
Protocol of Geneva (1975) August 29, 1975Ratification: November 26, 1981December 26, 1981
Complementary Act of Stockholm (1967) July 14, 1967Ratification: June 19, 1970September 27, 1975
Additional Act of Monaco (1961) November 18, 1961Ratification: October 25, 1962December 1, 1962
The Hague Act (1960) November 28, 1960Ratification: March 14, 1983August 1, 1984
Protocol to the Hague Act (1960)  Accession: March 14, 1983 
London Act (1934) June 2, 1934Ratification: August 10, 1937June 13, 1939

Declarations, Reservations etc.

Accession by the German Democratic Republic to the Hague Act (1960) and the Complementary Act of Stockholm (1967) was accompanied by the following declaration: "Regarding the Provisions of Article 27 of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs of November 6, 1925, as revised at The Hague on November 28, 1960, and supplemented at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, as far as the application of the Agreement to colonial regions and other dependent territories is concerned, the German Democratic Republic is guided by the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (Resolution No. 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960) proclaiming the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations."

Germany has notified acceptance for the termination of the London Act (1934), on August 16, 2010. The termination of the London Act will become effective three months after the Director General of WIPO receives the last required notification of acceptance.

Territorial Information

Ratification of the Complementary Act of Stockholm (1967) also applied to Land Berlin with effect from the date on which it entered into force for the Federal Republic of Germany.

Ratification of the Additional Act of Monaco (1961) also applied to Land Berlin.

Ratification of the Hague Act (1960) also applied to Berlin (West) with effect from the date on which it entered into force for the Federal Republic of Germany.

Additional Information

Complementary Act of Stockholm (1967): Dates apply to the Federal Republic of Germany.
German Democratic Republic - Accession: April 4, 1989; Entry into force: May 7, 1989. Date of ceasing to be a party: October 3, 1990.

The Hague Act (1960): Dates apply to the Federal Republic of Germany.
German Democratic Republic - Accession: April 4, 1989; Entry into force: May 7, 1989. Date of ceasing to be a party: October 3, 1990.

Protocol to the Hague Act (1960): Dates apply to the Federal Republic of Germany.
German Democratic Republic - Accession: April 4, 1989. Date of ceasing to be a party: October 3, 1990.

London Act (1934): Signature by the German Reich.
The application of this Act to the German Democratic Republic was made in a declaration dated January 16, 1956. The validity of this declaration was contested by a certain number of Member States.
Entry into force date applies to the Federal Republic of Germany and German Democratic Republic.
German Democratic Republic - Date of ceasing to be a party: October 3, 1990.

 

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