Paris Notification No. 6
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Ratification of the Stockholm Act by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

The Director of the United International Bureaux 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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deposited, on December 4, 1968, its instrument of ratification dated September 19, 1968, of the Paris Convention of March 20, 1883, for the Protection of Industrial Property, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967.

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics availed itself of the reservation provided for in Article 28(2) stating that:

"the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 28 or the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, which concerns the resolution of dispute which arise from the interpretation or application of this Convention" (Translation)

and made the following declaration:

"the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, providing the contracting parties with the possibility of extending the effects of the Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are antiquated and out of line with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514/XV of December 14, 1960)." (Translation)

A separate notification will be made of the entry into force of the Stockholm Act of the said Convention, when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached.

December 18, 1968