WIPO Notification No. 29
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Accession to the Convention by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

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 above Convention, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic deposited, on September 22, 1970, its instrument of accession dated September 3, 1970, to the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), with the following declaration:

"Contrary to the principle of sovereign equality of States and to the right of all States to participate in General multilateral treaties, article 5 concerning the membership in the organisation deprives certain States of their undeniable right to become parties to a Treaty of general character, concerning matters of legitimate interest of any State which should contribute to the development of friendly relations among nations irrespective of their differing constitutional and social systems."

The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic has fulfilled the condition set forth in Article 14(2) of the Convention by concurrently acceding to the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention.

Pursuant to Article 15(2), the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will enter into force, in respect to the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, three months after the date of the deposit of the instrument of accession, that is, on December 22, 1970.

September 29, 1970