The Hague Notification No. 27
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
The Hague Act (1960) and the Stockholm (Complementary) Act (1967)

Ratification and Accession by the Italian Republic

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 of the deposit by the Government of the Italian Republic, on May 11, 1987, of its instrument of ratification of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs of November 6, 1925, as revised at The Hague on November 28, 1960 ("the Hague Act (1960)"), including the Protocol annexed thereto, as well as of its instrument of accession to the Complementary Act of Stockholm of July 14, 1967 of the said Agreement ("Stockholm (Complementary) Act (1967)").

The Italian Republic has not heretofore been a member of the Union for the International Deposit of Industrial Designs ("Hague Union"), founded by the Hague Agreement.

The Italian Republic will become a member of the Hague Union, and the Hague Act (1960) will enter into force, in respect of that State, one month after the date of the present notification, that is, on June 13, 1987, whereas the Stockholm (Complementary) Act (1967) will enter into force, with respect to the said State, three months after the date of the present notification, that is, on August 13, 1987.

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.

May 13, 1987