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AccessionApril 13, 1896
Entry into forceApril 13, 1896

Additional information

Accession to the Berne Convention (1886) did not include the Additional Article or the Final Protocol.


Article(s) Signature Instrument Entry into Force
Paris Act (1971)1 - 21December 28, 1971Ratification: July 11, 1995October 11, 1995
Paris Act (1971)22 - 38December 28, 1971Ratification: March 8, 1974June 13, 1974
Stockholm Act (1967) July 14, 1967  
Brussels Act (1948) June 26, 1948Accession: October 11, 1962January 28, 1963
Rome Act (1928) June 2, 1928Ratification: June 30, 1931August 1, 1931
Berne Additional Protocol (1914) March 20, 1914Ratification: February 28, 1920February 28, 1920
Berlin Act (1908) November 13, 1908Ratification: September 4, 1910September 9, 1910
Paris Additional Act (1896)  Ratification: September 9, 1897September 9, 1897

Declarations, reservations etc.

Paris Act (1971) - Articles 1 to 21: This State has declared that it admits the application of the Appendix of the Paris Act to works of which it is the State of origin by States which have made a declaration under Article VI(1)(i) of the Appendix or a notification under Article I of the Appendix. The declarations took effect on October 18, 1973, for Germany, on March 8, 1974, for Norway and on September 27, 1971, for the United Kingdom. (see Berne Notification No. 54)

Stockholm Act (1967): A notification was deposited by the Government of the Kingdom of Norway in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 38(2) of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention. This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on July 22, 1970. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the Kingdom of Norway, which was a member of the Berne Union, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), exercise the rights provided under Articles 22 to 26 of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention, as if it were bound by those Articles. (see Berne Notification No. 24)

The reservations to the Berlin Act (1908) were abandoned by Norway as of December 12, 1931. (see Le Droit d'auteur 1932, No.1, p.3)

Ratification of the Berlin Act (1908) subject to the following reservations:
(1) Article 2 of the Act which includes architectural works as such among literary and artistic works is replaced by Article 4 of the Berne Convention, 1886, in so far as Article 4 provides that literary and artistic works shall include plans, sketches and plastic works relative to architecture.
(2) Article 9 of the Act is replaced by Article 7 of the Berne Convention, 1886, in respect of the reproduction of articles published in newspapers or periodicals.
(3) Article 18 of the Act is replaced by Article 14 of the Berne Convention, 1886, in respect to the application of the Berlin Act to works which have not yet fallen into the public domain in their country of origin at the time the Convention entered into force. (see Le Droit d'auteur 1910, No.9, p.113-114)

Additional information

Ratification of the Paris Additional Act (1896) extended only to the Interpretative Declaration concerning the Convention, not to the Act itself. (see Le Droit d'auteur 1897, No.10, p.110)