Paris Notification No. 171
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Accession by the Republic of Nicaragua

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 Republic of Nicaragua, on April 3, 1996, 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 September 28, 1979.

Furthermore, the said instrument of accession contains the following declaration: "Nicaragua, in acceding to the Convention and depositing the corresponding instrument of accession, declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 28 of the Convention." (Translation)

The Republic of Nicaragua 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 will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Nicaragua, on July 3, 1996. On that date, the Republic of Nicaragua will become a member of the Paris Union.

April 3, 1996