Berne Notification No. 51
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Notification deposited by the Republic of India concerning the application of the transitional provisions (five‑year privilege) (Paris Act)

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the Paris Act (1971) of the above Convention, has the honor to notify him of the notification deposited by the Government of the Republic of India in which that Government indicates its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 38(1) of the said Act.

This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on November 19, 1973.

Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the Republic of India, which is a member of the Berne Union, may, until the expiration of five years from the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), that is to say until April 26, 1975, exercise the rights provided under Articles 22 to 26 of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention, as if it were bound by those Articles.

December 10, 1973