Paris Notification No. 28
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Accession to the Stockholm Act by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 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 Czechoslovak Socialist Republic deposited, on September 22, 1970, its instrument of accession, dated September 3, 1970, to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of March 20, 1883, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, with the following declaration:

"Contrary to the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples put down in the Charter of the United Nations and in the Declaration No. 1514/G.A.UNO, concerning the granting of independence to colonial countries, article 24 contains the so called colonial clause which is not in conformity with the main principles of international law."

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 20(2)(c) and (3), the Stockholm Act of the said Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on December 22, 1970.

September 29, 1970