Paris Notification No. 181
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Accession by the Republic of Botswana

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 Botswana, on January 15, 1998, 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.

The Republic of Botswana 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 Botswana, on April 15, 1998. On that date, the Republic of Botswana will become a member of the Paris Union.

January 15, 1998