WIPO Notification No. 158
Paris Notification No. 131
Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 50
Nice Notification No. 73
Locarno Notification No. 28
Berne Notification No. 141

Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization and certain other treaties administered by WIPO

Declaration by the Republic of Croatia

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, on July 28, 1992, by the Government of the Republic of Croatia, of an instrument declaring that the Republic of Croatia is to be considered, from the date of its independence (October 8, 1991), as a party to the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization and certain other treaties specified therein. The text of the said instrument follows:

"The Republic of Croatia expresses its intention to be considered, in respect of the territory of the Republic of Croatia and by virtue of succession of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as a party to:

- the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and amended on October 2, 1979;

- the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, of March 20, 1883, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and amended on October 2, 1979;

- the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, of April 14, 1891, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and amended on October 2, 1979;

- the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, of June 15, 1957, as revised at Geneva on May 13, 1977, and amended on October 2, 1979;

- the Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs, signed on October 8, 1968, and amended on October 2, 1979;

- the Berne Convention, of September 9, 1886, for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, and amended on October 2, 1979.

The Republic of Croatia accepts the aforementioned Conventions and Agreements with all reservations made by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

The Republic of Croatia declares that, for the purpose of establishing its contribution towards the budget of the Paris and of the Berne Unions, it wishes to belong to class VII.

In conformity with international practice, the Republic of Croatia suggests that the notification of succession be considered effective from 8 October 1991, the date on which the Republic of Croatia became independent."

July 29, 1992