Paris Notification No. 77
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Accession to the Stockholm Act by the Republic of Iraq

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 Stockholm Act (1967) of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of March 20, 1883, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Republic of Iraq deposited, on October 21, 1975, its instrument of accession to the said Convention, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967.

Concurrently with depositing the said instrument of accession, the Republic of Iraq indicated, pursuant to Article 16(4)(b), that it wished to belong to Class VI.

Furthermore, this instrument of accession was accompanied by the following reservation:

"The Government of the Republic of Iraq declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 28 of the said Convention which stipulates: Any dispute between two or more countries of the Union concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, not settled by negotiation, may, by any one of the countries concerned, be brought before the International Court of Justice by application in conformity with the Statute of the Court, unless the countries concerned agree on some other method of settlement. The country bringing the dispute before the Court shall inform the International Bureau; the International Bureau shall bring the matter to the attention of the other countries of the Union." (Original)

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 21(2)(b), the Stockholm Act of the said Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Iraq, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on January 24, 1976.

October 24, 1975