Berne Notification No. 137
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Republic of Paraguay

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 Paraguay, on September 9, 1991, 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, and amended on October 2, 1979.

The Republic of Paraguay has not heretofore been a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.

The Berne Convention, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, and amended on October 2, 1979, will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Paraguay, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on January 2, 1992. On that date, the Republic of Paraguay will become a member of the Berne Union.

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

October 2, 1991