The Hague Notification No. 73
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
London Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

Denunciation by the Holy See

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to refer to the deposit by the Holy See, on August 29, 1960, of its instrument of accession to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs of November 6, 1925, as revised at London on June 2, 1934 (the "London Act").

The Director General of WIPO has the honor to notify that the Holy See deposited, on August 4, 2006, an instrument of denunciation of the London Act. Pursuant to Article 22(4) of the London Act as amended, the said denunciation shall take effect, in respect of the Holy See, on August 4, 2007. On that date, the Holy See will cease to be a member of the Hague Union.

August 4, 2006