PCT Notification No. 15
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Ratification by the French Republic

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him of the deposit by the Government of the French Republic, on November 25, 1977, of its instrument of ratification of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) done at Washington on June 19, 1970.

The said instrument of ratification contains the following declarations:

"1. In application of paragraphs (1) and (5) of Article 64 of the Treaty, France is not bound by the provisions of Chapter II and by Article 59 of the said Treaty.

2. With reference to Article 62, paragraph (3), the Treaty, with the above reservations, shall be applicable to the territory of the French Republic, including the Overseas Departments and Territories." (Translation)

The said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to the French Republic, three months after the date on which it deposited its instrument of ratification, that is, on February 25, 1978.

December 1, 1977