Berne Notification No. 5
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession of the German Democratic Republic to the Stockholm Act

The Director of the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the Stockholm Act of the above Convention, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the German Democratic Republic, referring to Article 28(1)(a) of the said Act, deposited, on June 20, 1968, its instrument of accession dated May 20, 1968, to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967.

This notification does not mean that the Director of BIRPI has adopted any position on the question of whether the German Democratic Republic is or is not a party to the said Convention. The Governments of the member countries of the Berne Union are in disagreement on this question.

July 19, 1968