Strasbourg Notification No. 23
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification

Ratification by the Kingdom of Belgium

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 Kingdom of Belgium deposited on June 30, 1975, its instrument of ratification of the Agreement.

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

"In accordance with Article 4(4)(ii), the Kingdom of Belgium does not undertake to include the symbols relating to groups or subgroups of the Classification in the documents and notices referred to in paragraph (3)." (Translation)

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 13(1)(b), the said Agreement will enter into force, with respect to the Kingdom of Belgium, one year after the date of this notification, that is, on July 4, 1976.

July 4, 1975