Paris Notification No. 15
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Ratification of the Stockholm Act by the People's Republic of Bulgaria

The Director of the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) 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 that the Government of the People's Republic of Bulgaria deposited, on February 19, 1970, its instrument of ratification dated January 26, 1970, of the Paris Convention of March 20, 1883, for the Protection of Industrial Property, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967.

The People's Republic of Bulgaria, availed itself of the reservation provided for in Article 28(2) of the said Convention and made also the following declaration:

"The People's Republic of Bulgaria considers that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, which grant to countries the right to extend the application of the Convention to territories for which they are responsible, are contrary to modern international law and to the Resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the grant of independence to colonial countries and peoples." (Translation)

A separate notification is being made of the entry into force of the Stockholm Act of the said Convention.

February 27, 1970