Nice Notification No. 53
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

Ratification of the Geneva Act (1977) by the German Democratic Republic

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 of the deposit by the Government of the German Democratic Republic, on March 15, 1982, of its instrument of ratification of the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks of June 15, 1957, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and at Geneva on May 13, 1977.

The said instrument was accompanied by the following declaration: "The position of the German Democratic Republic on the provisions of Article 13 of the Nice Agreement as revised at Geneva, so far as the application of the Agreement to colonial and other dependent territories is concerned, is governed by the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (Resolution 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960) proclaiming the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations." (Translation)

The Geneva Act (1977) of the said Agreement will enter into force, with respect to the German Democratic Republic, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on June 23, 1982.

March 23, 1982