Paris Notification No. 8
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Ratification of the Stockholm Act by the Socialist Republic of Rumania

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 Socialist Republic of Rumania deposited, on February 28, 1969, its instrument of ratification dated December 28, 1968, of the Paris Convention of March 20, 1883, for the Protection of Industrial Property, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967.

The Socialist Republic of Rumania availed itself of the reservation provided for in Article 28(2) of the said Convention and made also the following declaration:

"The Council of State of the Socialist Republic of Rumania considers that the maintenance of the state of dependence of certain territories to which reference is made in Article 24 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, is not in accordance with the declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 14, 1960, by Resolution 1514 (XV), in which is stressed the need to bring an end rapidly and unconditionally to colonialism in all its forms and manifestations." (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.

March 10, 1969