Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification

Australia

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(i). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 19)

Belgium

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(ii). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 23)

China

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(i) and 4(4)(ii). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 46)

Cuba

Accession contained the following declaration: "The Government of the Republic of Cuba deplores that, even after the adoption by the General Assembly of the United Nations of Resolution 1514 (XV) setting forth the Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, a text of the nature such as that referred to in Article 12(3) of the said Strasbourg Agreement, namely Article 24 of the Stockholm Act (1967) of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, had been adopted." (Translation) (see Strasbourg Notification No. 43)

Czech Republic

Accession by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic contained the following declaration: "Acceding to the present Agreement, the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic wishes to declare that the provision of Article 12, paragraph 3, of the Agreement concerning the validity of the provision of Article 24 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property in relation to the present Agreement has been overcome and is in contradiction with the Declaration of the United Nations on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples." (Translation by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic) (see Strasbourg Notification No. 30)

Finland

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(i). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 21)

France

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(ii). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 4)

Germany

Accession by the German Democratic Republic was accompanied by the following declaration: "In its position on Article 12, paragraph (3) of the Agreement which says that the provisions of Article 24 of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property shall apply to this Agreement as far as such application concerns colonial areas and other dependent territories, the German Democratic Republic is guided by the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (Res. 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960) which proclaim the necessity to bring to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations." (Translation by the German Democratic Republic). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 28)

Guinea

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(i) and 4(4)(ii). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 47)

Ireland

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(i). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 8)

Italy

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(ii). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 32)

Luxembourg

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(ii). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 26)

Monaco

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(ii). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 25)

Norway

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(i). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 7)

Russian Federation

Accession by the Soviet Union contained the following declaration: "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics considers it necessary to make the following declaration in respect of the provisions of Article 12(3) of the Agreement. That article provides Contracting Parties with the possibility of extending its effect to those territories for the external relations of which they are responsible. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics declares that the provisions of the said Article are outdated and that they are in contradiction with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1514(XV) of December 14, 1960). That Declaration proclaims the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations." (Translation). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 24)

Slovakia

Accession by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic contained the following declaration: "Acceding to the present Agreement, the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic wishes to declare that the provision of Article 12, paragraph 3, of the Agreement concerning the validity of the provision of Article 24 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property in relation to the present Agreement has been overcome and is in contradiction with the Declaration of the United Nations on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples." (Translation by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic) (see Strasbourg Notification No. 30)

Spain

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(i) and 4(4)(ii). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 20)

United Kingdom

With the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(i). (see Strasbourg Notification No. 12)