WIPO Notification No. 68
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Accession of the Republic of Cuba

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 Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Republic of Cuba deposited, on December 27, 1974, its instrument of accession to the said Convention.

Furthermore, the said instrument of accession contains the following declaration:

"The Government of the Republic of Cuba declares that the provisions of Article 5 of the Convention are of a discriminatory nature and contrary to the principle of the equality of States." (Translation).

The Republic of Cuba has fulfilled the conditions set forth in Article 14(2) of the Convention by concurrently ratifying the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention in its entirety.

Pursuant to Article 15(2), the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Cuba, three months after the date of deposit of the instrument of accession, that is, on March 27, 1975.

January 8, 1975