Nice Notification No. 18
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

Notification deposited by the Commonwealth of Australia concerning the application of the transitional provisions (five-year privilege)

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, adopted at Stockholm, has the honor to notify him of the notification deposited by the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia in which that Government indicates its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 16(2) of the Stockholm Act of the said Agreement.

This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 21, 1971.

Pursuant to the said Article, the Commonwealth of Australia, which is a member of the Nice Special Union, may, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), exercise the rights provided under Articles 5 to 8 of the Stockholm Act of the said Agreement, as if it were bound by those Articles.

September 22, 1971