The Hague Notification No. 22
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

Entry Into Force of The Hague Act (1960)

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him that the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs of November 6, 1925 ("Hague Agreement (1925)"), revised at The Hague on November 28, 1960 ("Hague Act (1960)") will enter into force on

August 1, 1984,

that is, one month after the date of the present notification.

In this connection, it is recalled that instruments of ratification or accession in respect to the Hague Act (1960) were deposited

- on June 13, 1962, by the French Republic,
- on October 31, 1962, by the Swiss Confederation,
- on March 1, 1966, by the Principality of Liechtenstein,
- on October 23, 1978, by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,
- on February 15, 1979, by the Kingdom of Belgium,
- on February 15, 1979, by the Kingdom of Netherlands,
- on November 16, 1976, by the Republic of Suriname,
- on October 13, 1981, by the Principality of Monaco,
- on March 14, 1983, by the Federal Republic of Germany,
- on March 7, 1984, by the Hungarian People's Republic, with the declaration that it does not consider itself bound by the Protocol annexed to the Hague Act (1960),
- on May 30, 1984, by the Republic of Senegal.

Since the number of instruments of ratification or accession in respect to the Hague Act (1960) is more than the required minimum of 10 instruments and since four of the said instruments were deposited - as required - by States which, at the date of the Hague Act (1960) were not party either to the Hague Agreement (1925) or to the Hague Agreement (1925) revised at London on June 2, 1934 ("London Act (1934)") (that is, the Hungarian People's Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Suriname), the conditions set forth in Article 26(1) of the Hague Act (1960) for its entry into force have been fulfilled.

Consequently, and in accordance with the provisions of its Article 26(1), the Hague Act (1960) will enter into force on August 1, 1984, with respect to the 11 States listed in the second paragraph.

The date of entry into force of the Protocol annexed to the Hague Act (1960) will be notified when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 32 of the said Act.

July 1, 1984