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UPOV Notification No. 39
International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

Signatory States of the 1991 Act

The Secretary-General of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him that, by the date until which it was open for signature (that is, March 31, 1992), the following States had signed the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of December 2, 1961, as revised on November 10, 1972, on October 23, 1978, and on March 19, 1991 (the 1991 Act):

- Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, on March 19, 1991;

- Israel, on October 23, 1991; United States of America, on October 25, 1991; Sweden, on December 17, 1991; New Zealand, on December 19, 1991; Ireland, on February 21, 1992; Canada, on March 9, 1992.

(Total: 16)

According to Article 34(2) of the 1991 Act, any State that has signed it may become party to that Act, if that State deposits its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of the said Act. Any State which has not signed the 1991 Act, and any intergovernmental organization that meets the requirements set forth in Article 34(1)(b) of that Act, may, subject to Article 34(3) of the 1991 Act, become party to it if it deposits an instrument of accession to the said Act.

Instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession must be deposited with the Secretary-General of UPOV.

April 6, 1992