Strasbourg Notification No. 25
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification

Reservation by the Principality of Monaco under Article 4(4)(ii)

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 Principality of Monaco, referring to its instrument of ratification deposited on June 10, 1975, states that the following declaration should be understood to form part of that instrument:

"The Government of the Principality declares that it avails itself of the reservation provided for in Article 4(4)(ii) of the said Agreement, which reads as follows: Any country which does not proceed to an examination as to novelty, whether immediate or deferred, and in which the procedure for the grant of patents or other kinds of protection does not provide for a search into the state of the art, may declare that it does not undertake to include the symbols relating to the groups and subgroups of the Classification in the documents and notices referred to in paragraph (3). If these conditions exist only in relation to certain kinds of protection or certain fields of technology, the country in question may only make this reservation to the extent that the conditions apply." (Translation)

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 13(1)(b), the said Agreement will enter into force, with respect to the Principality of Monaco, on June 13, 1976 (see Strasbourg Notification No. 22).

October 14, 1975