WIPO Notification No. 53
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Accession of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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 Democratic People's Republic of Korea deposited, on May 17, 1974, its instrument of accession to the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which is a member of a Specialized Agency brought into relationship with the United Nations, meets the condition set forth in Article 5(2)(i) of the said Convention.

Pursuant to Article 11(4)(b) of the said Convention, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has expressed the wish to belong to Class C.

Pursuant to Article 15(2), the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will enter into force, in respect to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, three months after the date of deposit of the instrument of accession, that is, on August 17, 1974.

May 31, 1974