Nairobi Notification No. 1
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol

Signatory States

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him that, as of the date of the present Notification, the following States have signed the Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol, adopted at Nairobi on September 26, 1981:

- Argentina, Austria, Chile, Congo, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago
(Total: 21 States)

In accordance with Article 8(3) of the said Nairobi Treaty, the Treaty remains open for signature at Nairobi (at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya) until December 31, 1982, and thereafter at Geneva (at the Headquarters of WIPO) until June 30, 1983.

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 5(1) of the said Nairobi Treaty, any State member of WIPO or of the International (Paris) Union for the Protection of Industrial Property may become party to the said Nairobi Treaty by signature followed by the deposit of an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval, or by deposit of an instrument of accession. Pursuant to Article 5(2) of the said Nairobi Treaty, any State not member of WIPO or of the Paris Union which is a member of the United Nations or any of the Specialized Agencies brought into relationship with the United Nations may become party to the said Nairobi Treaty by deposit of an instrument of accession.

Instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession must be deposited with the Director General of WIPO.

The date of entry into force of the said Nairobi Treaty will be notified when the required number of ratifications, acceptances, approvals or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 6(1) of the said Nairobi Treaty.

December 3, 1981