Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 26
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
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 Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks of April 14, 1891, 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 declarations:
"The Government of the French Republic, referring to Article 14, paragraph (7), of the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, 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."
Referring to Article 3bis, it declares that "the protection resulting from the international registration shall extend to France only at the express request of the proprietor of the mark." (Translation).
Pursuant to the provisions of Article 14(4)(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