Locarno Notification No. 12
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs

Ratification by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

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 above international instrument, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deposited, on September 8, 1972, its instrument of ratification, dated May 30, 1972, of the Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs, signed at Locarno on October 8, 1968, with the following declaration:

"The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to state that the provisions of Article 13 of the Agreement are obsolete and contradict the Declaration of United Nations General Assembly concerning granting the independence to the Nations and the Colonial peoples (Resolution 1514 (XV) dated December 14, 1960)." (Translation).

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 9(3)(b), the said Agreement will enter into force, with respect to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on December 15, 1972.

September 15, 1972