Berne Notification No. 151
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Declaration by the Republic of Namibia of Continued Application of the Berlin Act (1908) and Accession to the Paris Act (1971)

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 September 21, 1993, by the Government of the Republic of Namibia, of a declaration stating that the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Berlin on November 13, 1908, and completed by the Protocol adopted at Berne on March 20, 1914, with the reservation, made pursuant to Article 27 of the said Convention so revised, as concerns works which have not fallen into the public domain in the country of origin, substituting for Article 18 thereof, Article 14 of the Berne Convention signed on September 9, 1886, and paragraph 4 of the Final Protocol to that Convention as amended by the additional Act of Paris of May 4, 1896, continues to be applicable in respect of the Republic of Namibia.

The said declaration also states that the Republic of Namibia accedes 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 September 28, 1979 (Paris Act).

The Paris Act (1971) of the Berne Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Namibia, on December 24, 1993.

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

September 24, 1993