Berne Notification No. 102
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Republic of Zimbabwe to the Paris Act (1971) (with the exception of Articles 1 to 21 and the Appendix)

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 him of the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe, on September 29, 1981, of its instrument of accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, with a declaration provided for in Article 28(1)(b) of the Paris Act (1971) to the effect that its accession shall not apply to Articles 1 to 21 and the Appendix.

The Republic of Zimbabwe will belong to Class VII for the purpose of establishing its contribution towards the budget of the Berne Union.

It is to be noted that, in a communication received by the Government of the Swiss Confederation on September 29, 1981, the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe notified the succession of Zimbabwe to the Berne Convention as revised at Rome on June 2, 1928, as from the date of attainment of independence of Zimbabwe on April 18, 1980.

Articles 22 to 38 of the Paris Act (1971) of the said Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Zimbabwe, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on December 30, 1981.

September 30, 1981