Berne Notification No. 217
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the State of Qatar

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 State of Qatar, on April 5, 2000, 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 State of Qatar, on July 5, 2000. On that date, the State of Qatar will also become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.

April 5, 2000