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Declaration of Continued ApplicationDecember 30, 1992
Entry into forceJanuary 1, 1993

Additional information

Accession to the Washington Act (1911) by the Republic of Czechoslovakia: June 20, 1919; Entry into force: October 5, 1919. Signature of the Hague Act (1925) by the Czechoslovak Republic: November 6, 1925; Accession: January 30, 1933; Entry into force: March 3, 1933. Signature of the London Act (1934): June 2, 1934; application through the ratification of the Lisbon Act (1958): January 4, 1962. Signature of the Lisbon Act (1958): April 17, 1959; Ratification by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic: August 11, 1961; Entry into force: January 4, 1962. Accession to the Stockholm Act (1967): September 22, 1970; Entry into force: December 22, 1970. Declaration of continued application by the Slovak Republic: December 30, 1992. Entry into force date given as date of independence.


Article(s) Signature Instrument Entry into Force
Stockholm Act (1967)  Declaration of Continued Application: December 30, 1992January 1, 1993

Declarations, reservations etc.

Accession to the Stockholm Act (1967) was accompanied by the following declaration: "Contrary to the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples put down in the Charter of the United Nations and in the Declaration No. 1514/G.A. UNO, concerning the granting of independence to colonial countries, article 24 contains the so called colonial clause which is not in conformity with the main principles of international law." (see Paris Notification No. 28)

Stockholm Act (1967): With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. This declaration was withdrawn on June 11, 1991. (see Paris Notification No. 127)

Stockholm Act (1967): A notification was deposited by the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 30(2) of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention. That notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on August 4, 1970. Pursuant to the said Article, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, which was a member of the Paris 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 13 to 17 of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention, as if it were bound by those Articles. (see Paris Notification No. 27)