Singapore Notification No. 45
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks

Accession by Japan

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 the deposit by the Government of Japan, on March 11, 2016, of its instrument of accession to the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, adopted at Singapore on March 27, 2006.

The said instrument contained the following declaration:

"Pursuant to Article 29(1) of the Treaty, the provisions of Article 3(1)(a) and 1(b), Article 5(1) and (4), Article 7(2), Article 8(5), Article 11 and 13(1)(a), (1)(c), (2), (4) and (5) shall not apply to defensive marks".

In conformity with Article 28(3), the said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to Japan, on June 11, 2016.

March 11, 2016