Paris Notification No. 188
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Accession by the Republic of India

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 India, on September 7, 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: "The Government of the Republic of India declares that pursuant to paragraph (2) of Article 28 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of 1883 as revised at Stockholm in 1967 and as amended on September 28, 1979, it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 28 of the said Convention."

The Paris Convention as revised will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of India, on December 7, 1998. On that date, the Republic of India will become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Industrial Property ("Paris Union"), founded by the Paris Convention.

September 7, 1998