Lisbon Notification No. 14
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

Ratification of the Stockholm Act by the French Republic

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the Stockholm Act (1967) of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration of October 31, 1958, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the French Republic deposited, on May 2, 1975, its instrument of ratification of the said Agreement, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967.

Furthermore, this instrument of ratification contains the following declaration:

"The Government of the French Republic, referring to Article 14, paragraph (4), of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration declares that the said Agreement shall be applicable to the territory of the French Republic in Europe, to the departments of Guyane, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion, and to the overseas territories of New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna Islands and the French Southern and Antarctic Territories." (Translation)

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 14(5)(b), the Stockholm Act of the said Agreement will enter into force, with respect to the French Republic, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on August 12, 1975.

May 12, 1975