WIPO Notification No. 16
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Ratification of the Convention by the Swiss Confederation

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 Swiss Confederation deposited on January 26, 1970, its instrument of ratification dated January 13, 1970, of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The Swiss Confederation has fulfilled the condition set forth in Article 14(2) of the Convention by, concurrently ratifying the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention in its entirety and the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention with the declaration provided for in Article 28(1)(b)(i) of the said Act to the effect that the ratification shall not apply to Articles 1 to 21 and to the Protocol Regarding Developing Countries.

A separate notification is being made of the entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

February 4, 1970