World Intellectual Property Organization

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Algeria

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 24, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Argentina

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Argentine Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on October 7, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Argentine Republic, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Australia

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 21, 1971. Pursuant to the said Article, the Commonwealth of Australia, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Belarus

Signature and ratification were accompanied by the following declaration: "The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; for that reason, participation in it should be open to all States, in accordance with the principle of their sovereignty and equality." (Translation)

Belgium

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on May 20, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Kingdom of Belgium, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Benin

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of Dahomey in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 25, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of Dahomey, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 6, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Brazil

A notification was deposited by the Government of Brazil in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on June 9, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, Brazil, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Bulgaria

Signature and ratification were accompanied by the following declaration: "The People's Republic of Bulgaria considers it necessary to stress that the wording of Article 5 of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, is of a discriminatory nature because it bars a certain number of States from becoming party to that Convention. The Article is clearly contrary to the nature of the World Intellectual Property Organization that is being established, the objective of which is to unite the efforts of all States for the purposes of protecting intellectual property and of regulating that field which are of concern to all countries.
The People's Republic of Bulgaria therefore feels that participation in conventions of this type should be open, without restriction, to all States, in conformity with the principles of the sovereign equality of States." (Translation)

Burkina Faso

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of the Upper Volta in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 18, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of the Upper Volta, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Cameroon

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Federal Republic of Cameroon in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 22, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Federal Republic of Cameroon, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Chile

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of Chile in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on June 21, 1973. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of Chile, which was at that time a member of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Congo

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 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on January 23, 1973. Pursuant to the said Article, the People's Republic of the Congo, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Côte d'Ivoire

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of Ivory Coast in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 6, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of Ivory Coast, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Croatia

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 6, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Cuba

Accession was accompanied by the following declaration: "The Government of the Republic of Cuba declares that the provisions of Article 5 of the Convention are of a discriminatory nature and contrary to the principle of the equality of States." (Translation)

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of Cuba in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on January 15, 1968. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of Cuba, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Cyprus

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 20, 1974. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of Cyprus, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Czech Republic

Accession by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic was accompanied by the following declaration: "Contrary to the principle of sovereign equality of States and to the right of all States to participate in General multilateral treaties, article 5 concerning the membership in the organisation deprives certain States of their undeniable right to become parties to a Treaty of general character, concerning matters of legitimate interest of any State which should contribute to the development of friendly relations among nations irrespective of their differing constitutional and social systems."

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 4, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Egypt

A notification was deposited by the Government of the United Arab Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 28, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the United Arab Republic, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

France

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 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on April 24, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the French Republic, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Gabon

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Gabonese Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 24, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Gabonese Republic, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Georgia

Signature and ratification were accompanied by the following declaration: "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; for that reason, participation in it should be open to all States in accordance with the principle of their sovereignty and equality." (Translation)

Germany

A notification dated October 3, 1990 stated: "[T]hrough the accession of the German Democratic Republic, to the Federal Republic of Germany with effect from 3 October 1990, the two German states have united to form one sovereign state, which as a single member of the World Intellectual Property Organization remains bound by the provisions of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization. As from the date of unification, the Federal Republic of Germany will act in the World Intellectual Property Organization under the designation of 'Germany'."

Greece

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Kingdom of Greece in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 21, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Kingdom of Greece, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Holy See

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Holy See in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 21, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Holy See, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Hungary

Ratification was accompanied by the following declaration: "At the time of ratification of the Convention, the Presidential Council of the Hungarian People's Republic repeats the declaration made by the Hungarian Government at the moment of signature of the instrument, in accordance with which, the Convention having the character of a universal international Convention which concerns the interests of all States, any State has the right, on the basis of the principle of the sovereign equality of States, to become party to the Convention." (Translation)

Signature was accompanied by the following declaration: "At the time of the signing of Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Government of the Hungarian People's Republic wishes to make the following declaration: Inasmuch as the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization has the character of a universal international convention which concerns the interests of all States, any State has the right, on the basis of the principle of the sovereign equality of States, to become party to the Convention."

India

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of India in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on November 19, 1973. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of India, which was at that time a member the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Indonesia

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 20, 1974. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of Indonesia, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Italy

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Italian Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on April 29, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Italian Republic, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Japan

A notification was deposited by the Government of Japan in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 17, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, Japan, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Kazakhstan

Signature and ratification were accompanied by the following declaration: "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; for that reason, participation in it should be open to all States in accordance with the principle of their sovereignty and equality." (Translation)

Kyrgyzstan

Signature and ratification were accompanied by the following declaration: "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; for that reason, participation in it should be open to all States in accordance with the principle of their sovereignty and equality." (Translation)

Luxembourg

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on March 20, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Madagascar

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Malagasy Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 27, 1973. Pursuant to the said Article, the Malagasy Republic, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Malta

A notification was deposited by the Government of Malta in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 21, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, Malta, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Mauritania

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on July 20, 1973. Pursuant to the said Article, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Mexico

A notification was deposited by the Government of the United Mexican States in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on June 13, 1972. Pursuant to the said Article, the United Mexican States, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Montenegro

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 6, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Morocco

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 14, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Kingdom of Morocco, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Netherlands

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 11, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Niger

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of the Niger in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 24, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of the Niger, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Norway

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Kingdom of Norway in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on July 22, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Kingdom of Norway, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Poland

Signature was accompanied by the following declaration: "When signing the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, the Polish People's Republic made the following declaration: In order that the World Intellectual Property Organization may become really universal and so that it may perform its duties as set out in the preamble of the Convention, it must be open to all States wishing to accede to it and to accept its provisions."

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Polish People's Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 15, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Polish People's Republic, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Portugal

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Portuguese Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 25, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Portuguese Republic, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Republic of Moldova

Signature and ratification were accompanied by the following declaration: "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; for that reason, participation in it should be open to all States in accordance with the principle of their sovereignty and equality." (Translation)

Romania

Ratification was accompanied by the following declaration: "The provisions of Articles 5 and 14(1) of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, are not in accordance with the principle of universality of treaties, by which all States have the right to become parties to multilateral treaties regulating questions of general interest." (Translation)

Russian Federation

Signature and ratification were accompanied by the following declaration: "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; for that reason, participation in it should be open to all States in accordance with the principle of their sovereignty and equality." (Translation)

Serbia

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 6, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Slovakia

Accession by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic was accompanied by the following declaration: "Contrary to the principle of sovereign equality of States and to the right of all States to participate in General multilateral treaties, article 5 concerning the membership in the organisation deprives certain States of their undeniable right to become parties to a Treaty of general character, concerning matters of legitimate interest of any State which should contribute to the development of friendly relations among nations irrespective of their differing constitutional and social systems."

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 4, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Slovenia

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 6, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

South Africa

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of South Africa in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 17, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of South Africa, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Syrian Arab Republic

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 15, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Syrian Arab Republic, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Tajikistan

Signature and ratification were accompanied by the following declaration: "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; for that reason, participation in it should be open to all States in accordance with the principle of their sovereignty and equality." (Translation)

Thailand

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on December 29, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Kingdom of Thailand, which was at that time a member of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 6, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Togo

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Togolese Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on December 5, 1972. Pursuant to the said Article, the Togolese Republic, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Tunisia

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of Tunisia in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 18, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of Tunisia, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Turkey

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of Turkey in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 17, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of Turkey, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union and of the Berne Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

Turkmenistan

Signature and ratification were accompanied by the following declaration: "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; for that reason, participation in it should be open to all States in accordance with the principle of their sovereignty and equality." (Translation)

Ukraine

Signature and ratification were accompanied by the following declaration: "The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; for that reason, participation in it should be open to all States, in accordance with the principle of their sovereignty and equality."

Uzbekistan

Signature and ratification were accompanied by the following declaration: "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; for that reason, participation in it should be open to all States in accordance with the principle of their sovereignty and equality." (Translation)

Viet Nam

A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of Viet-Nam in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 21(2)(a) of the WIPO Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on October 30, 1974. Pursuant to the said Article, the Republic of Viet-Nam, which was at that time a member of the Paris Union but had not yet become a party to the WIPO Convention, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the said Convention, exercise the same rights as if it had become party.

 

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