Lisbon Notification No. 17
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

Accession of the People's Republic of the Congo to the Stockholm Act

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 People's Republic of the Congo deposited, on August 8, 1977, its instrument of accession to the said Agreement, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967.

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 14(5)(b), the Stockholm Act of the said Agreement will enter into force, with respect to the People's Republic of the Congo, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on November 16, 1977.

August 16, 1977