Paris Notification No. 4
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Accession of the German Democratic Republic to the Stockholm Act

The Director of the United International Bureau for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) 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 German Democratic Republic, referring to Article 20(1)(a), deposited, on June 20, 1968, its instrument of accession dated May 20, 1968, to the Paris Convention of March 20, 1883, for the Protection of Industrial Property, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967.

This notification does not mean that the Director of BIRPI has adopted any position on the question of whether the German Democratic Republic is or is not a party to the said Convention. The Governments of the countries party to the said Convention are in disagreement on this question.

July 19, 1968