WIPO Notification No. 10
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Ratification of the Convention by the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic

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 above Convention, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic deposited on March 19, 1969, its instrument of ratification dated October 13, 1963, of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), with the following declaration:

"The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; and that is why it must be open to participation of all States, in accordance with the principle of their sovereign equality." (Translation)

Pursuant to Article 11(4)(b) of the said Convention, the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic has expressed the wish to belong to Class C.

The deposit of this instrument of ratification is in conformity with the provisions of Article 14(1)(ii) and of Article 5(2)(i) of the said Convention.

March 25, 1969