WIPO Notification No. 6
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Ratification of the Convention by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deposited on December 4, 1968, its instrument of ratification dated September 19, 1968, of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), with the following declaration:

"The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics declares that the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization regulates questions concerning the interests of all countries; for that reason, participation in it should be open to all States, in accordance with the principle of their sovereignty and equality." (Translation)

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 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.

A separate notification will be made of the entry into force of the Stockholm Act of the said Convention, when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached.

December 18, 1968