Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 4
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Ratification of the Stockholm Act by the Hungarian People's Republic

The Director of the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the above international instrument adopted at Stockholm, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Hungarian People's Republic deposited, on December 18, 1969, its instrument of ratification, dated October 9, 1969, of the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, of April 14, 1891, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, with the following declarations:

"1. The Presidential Council of the Hungarian People's Republic draws attention to the fact that the provisions of Article 14, paragraph (7), of the Agreement are contrary to Resolution No. 1514 (XV) on the independence of colonial countries and peoples, adopted on December 14, 1960, by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

2. On the basis of the possibility assured to it by Article 3bis of the Agreement, the Hungarian People's Republic declares that it will not consider itself bound to grant protection resulting from the international registration of marks except in the case when it is expressly requested by the proprietor of the mark." (Translation)

A separate notification will be made of the entry into force of the Stockholm Act of the said Agreement, when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached.

January 19, 1970