WIPO Notification No. 4
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Accession of the German Democratic Republic to the Convention

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 German Democratic Republic, referring to Article 5(1) and to Article 14(1)(iii), has deposited, on June 20, 1968, its instrument of accession dated May 20, 1968, to the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

This notification does not mean that the Director of BIRPI has adopted any position on the question of whether the German Democratic Republic fulfils the conditions provided by Article 5(1) above, namely, that it is a member of one of the Unions defined in Article 2(vii) of the Convention. The States members of the said Unions are in disagreement on this question.

July 19, 1968