Declarations, reservations etc.
The instrument of accession to the Geneva Act (1999) was accompanied by a declaration under Article 19, according to which:
"The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property is designated as a common office to the three Benelux countries and the territories of the three countries to which the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property applies (trademarks and designs) is considered as one single Contracting Party for the application of Articles 1, 3 to 18 and 31 of the Geneva Act". (see The Hague Notification No. 118
The Geneva Act will enter into force, with respect to Belgium and Luxembourg, at a later date in accordance with Articles 27 and 28 of the Treaty. (see The Hague Notification No. 118