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Contracting Parties  >   Berne Convention > France 

 Date
SignatureSeptember 9, 1886
RatificationSeptember 5, 1887
Entry into forceDecember 5, 1887

Territorial Information

Ratification of the Berne Convention (1886) included colonies.

Act(s)

Article(s) Signature Instrument Entry into Force
Paris Act (1971)1 - 21 July 24, 1971Ratification: September 11, 1972October 10, 1974
Paris Act (1971)22 - 38July 24, 1971Ratification: September 11, 1972December 15, 1972
Stockholm Act (1967) July 14, 1967  
Brussels Act (1948) June 26, 1948Ratification: January 22, 1951August 1, 1951
Rome Act (1928) June 2, 1928Accession: November 3, 1933December 22, 1933
Berne Additional Protocol (1914) March 20, 1914Ratification: November 28, 1915February 2, 1916
Berlin Act (1908) November 13, 1908Ratification: June 30, 1910September 9, 1910
Paris Additional Act (1896) May 4, 1896Ratification: September 9, 1897December 9, 1897

Declarations, Reservations etc.

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 38(2) of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention. This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on June 8, 1970. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the French Republic, which was a member of the Berne 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 22 to 26 of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention, as if it were bound by those Articles.

Accession to the Rome Act (1928) subject to the following reservation: Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Act is replaced by the relevant provisions of the texts adopted prior to the Berlin Act, 1908 (Article 4 of the Berne Convention, 1886), in respect of works of art applied to industry.

Ratification of the Berlin Act (1908) subject to the following reservation: In respect to the protection of works of art applied to industry, Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Act is replaced by Article 4 of the Berne Convention, 1886, (N.B. the latter article does not include said works among literary and artistic works).

Territorial Information

Ratification of the Berlin Act (1908) included colonies and protectorates.

 

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