Berne Notification No. 179
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Declaration by the Republic of the Philippines Extending the Effects of its Accession of the Paris Act (1971) to 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 refer to the deposit by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, on April 14, 1980, 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 ("Paris Act (1971)"), which deposit was accompanied by a declaration that its accession did not apply to Articles 1 to 21 and the Appendix of the Paris Act (1971) (see Berne Notification No. 98, of April 16, 1980).

The Director General of WIPO has the honor to notify that the Government of the Republic of the Philippines deposited, on March 18, 1997, a declaration extending the effects of the said accession to Articles 1 to 21 of the Paris Act (1971).

Articles 1 to 21 of the Paris Act (1971) will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of the Philippines, on June 18, 1997.

March 18, 1997