Strasbourg Notification No. 12
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Reservation by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland under Article 4(4)(i)
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 Article 16(5) of the above international Agreement, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, referring to its instrument of ratification deposited on May 26, 1972, states that the following declaration should be understood to form part of that instrument:
"The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares in accordance with Article 4(4)(i) that it does not undertake to include the symbols relating to groups or subgroups of the classification in applications as referred to in paragraph (3) which are only laid open for public inspection and in notices relating thereto."
A separate notification will be made of the entry into force of the said Agreement, when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached.
February 22, 1974