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Nice Notification No. 8
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

Entry into force of the Stockholm Act

The Director of the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to remind him that instruments of ratification or accession, relating to 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, were deposited:

- on March 27, 1968, by Ireland,
- on June 20, 1968, by the German Democratic Republic,
- on February 26, 1969, by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
- on July 30, 1969, by the State of Israel,
- on August 12, 1969, by the Kingdom of Sweden,
- on December 18, 1969, by the Hungarian People's Republic.

The Director of BIRPI has the honor to remind him further that the notification of the deposit of the second of these instruments has given rise to communications from some Governments disputing its validity, and which have been transmitted to the States party to the Nice Agreement.

In accordance with Article 15(5) of the Stockholm Act of the above Agreement, the Director of BIRPI has the honor to notify him that, pursuant to the provisions of Article 9(4), the said Act either entered into force on November 12, 1969 (three months after the date of deposit by the Kingdom of Sweden) or will enter into force on March 18, 1970 (three months after the date of deposit by the Hungarian People's Republic), depending on whether the validity of the second of the above-mentioned instruments is accepted or not.

January 19, 1970