WIPO Notification No. 8
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Ratification of the Convention by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland deposited on February 26, 1969, its instrument of ratification dated November 18, 1968, of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 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 and by acceding to the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention with the declaration provided for in Article 28(b)(i) of the said Act to the effect that the accession shall not apply to Articles 1 to 21 and to the Protocol Regarding Developing Countries.

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

March 10, 1969