Berne Notification No. 191
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Republic of Botswana

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 Botswana, on January 15, 1998, 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 Berne Convention as revised will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Botswana, on April 15, 1998. On that date, the Republic of Botswana will also become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.

January 15, 1998