Berne Notification No. 153
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Republic of El Salvador

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 El Salvador, on November 18, 1993, 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 September 28, 1979.

The Republic of El Salvador 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 will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of El Salvador, on February 19, 1994. On that date, the Republic of El Salvador will become a member of the Berne Union.

Under the unitary contribution system, the Republic of El Salvador will, as from January 1, 1994, belong to Class Sbis for the purpose of establishing its contribution towards the budgets of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the contribution-financed unions.

November 19, 1993