Paris Notification No. 187
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Accession by the Lao People's Democratic Republic

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 Lao People's Democratic Republic, on July 8, 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 as amended on September 28, 1979.

The said instrument of accession contains the following declaration: "Pursuant to Article 28(2) of the said Convention as so revised, the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 28 of that Convention."

The Lao People's Democratic Republic 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 Lao People's Democratic Republic, on October 8, 1998. On that date, the Lao People's Democratic Republic will become a member of the Paris Union.

July 8, 1998