Application to the Brussels Act (1948) by France: October 23, 1951; Entry into force: May 22, 1952. Declaration of continued application by the Republic of the Congo after the accession of the State to independence: May 8, 1962. The Act is applicable as of the accession of the country to independence: August 15, 1960.
Entry into Force
Paris Act (1971)
July 24, 1971
Ratification: September 2, 1975
December 5, 1975
Brussels Act (1948)
Declaration of Continued Application: May 8, 1962
August 15, 1960
Declarations, reservations etc.
Paris Act (1971): A notification was deposited by the Government of the People's Republic of the Congo, in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 38(1) of the Paris Act of the Berne Convention. This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on January 23, 1973. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the People's Republic of the Congo, which was a member of the Berne Union, could, until the expiration of five years from the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), that is to say until April 26, 1975, 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.