WPPT Notification No. 92
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

Accession by the Republic of India

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Government of the Republic of India, on September 25, 2018, of its instrument of accession to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996. The instrument of accession was accompanied by the following declarations:

- "In accordance with Article 3(3) of the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty and with reference to Article 5(3) of the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations (the Rome Convention) of October 26, 1961, the Government of the Republic of India declares that the criterion of fixation provided for in Article 5(1)(b) of the Rome Convention will not be applied while granting national treatment to producers of phonograms; and

- "In accordance with Article 15(3) of the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, the Government of the Republic of India declares that the provisions of Article 15(1) of the Treaty relating to a single equitable remuneration for performers and producers of phonograms will not be applied in India."

The said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of India, on December 25, 2018.

September 25, 2018