The Hague Notification No. 40
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
The Hague Act (1960) and the Stockholm (Complementary) Act (1967)

Accession by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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 former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on February 18, 1997, of its instrument of accession to 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)"), and supplemented at Stockholm on July 14, 1967 ("Stockholm (Complementary) Act (1967)") and amended on September 28, 1979.

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

The Hague Act (1960) will enter into force, in respect of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on March 18, 1997. On that same date, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will become bound by Articles 1 to 7 of the Stockholm (Complementary) Act (1967) and will become a member of the Hague Union.

February 18, 1997