Strasbourg Notification No. 21
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification

Ratification by the Republic of Finland

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 Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification of March 24, 1971, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Republic of Finland deposited on May 14, 1975, its instrument of ratification of the Agreement.

The said instrument of ratification was accompanied by the following declaration:

"With reference to Article 4(4)(i), Finland declares that it does not undertake to include the symbols relating to groups or subgroups of the Classification in applications as referred to in Article 4(3) which are only laid open for public inspection and in notices relating thereto." (Original)

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 13(1)(b), the said Agreement will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Finland, one year after the date of this notification, that is, on May 16, 1976.

May 16, 1975