WIPO Notification No. 24
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Ratification of the Convention by the Republic of Finland

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 Republic of Finland deposited on June 8, 1970, its instrument of ratification dated May 8, 1970, of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The Republic of Finland has fulfilled the condition set forth in Article 14(2) of the Convention by concurrently ratifying

- the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention with the limitation provided for in Article 20(1)(b)(i) of the said Act to the effect that the ratification shall not apply to Articles 1 to 12, 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.

Pursuant to Article 15(2), the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will enter into force, in respect to the Republic of Finland, three months after the date of the deposit of the instrument of ratification, that is, on September 8, 1970.

June 15, 1970