Paris Notification No. 121
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Accession by the Kingdom of Lesotho

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 Kingdom of Lesotho, on June 27, 1989, of its instrument of accession to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of March 20, 1883, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and amended on October 2, 1979.

Furthermore, the said instrument of accession contains the following declaration: "Pursuant to Article 28(2) of the said Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 28 of the said Convention."

The Kingdom of Lesotho has not heretofore been a member of the International Union for the Protection of Industrial Property ("Paris Union"), founded by the Paris Convention.

The Paris Convention, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and amended on October 2, 1979, will enter into force, with respect to the Kingdom of Lesotho, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on September 28, 1989. On that date, the Kingdom of Lesotho will become a member of the Paris Union.

The Kingdom of Lesotho will belong to Class VII for the purpose of establishing its contribution towards the budget of the Paris Union.

June 28, 1989