Beijing Notification No. 32
Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Ratification by the Swiss Confederation
The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Government of the Swiss Confederation, on February 11, 2020, of its instrument of ratification of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, adopted at Beijing on June 24, 2012.
The said instrument of ratification contains the following declaration pursuant to Article 11(2) and (3) of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances:
- "Instead of the exclusive right of authorization referred to in Article 11(1), and pursuant to Article 35 of the Swiss Copyright Act of October 9, 1992, Switzerland shall grant a right to remuneration subject to collective management and to the principle of reciprocity for the broadcasting, retransmission or public reception of an audiovisual fixation where it is made from a commercially available audiovisual fixation."
The said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to the Swiss Confederation, on May 11, 2020.
February 11, 2020