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SignatureJune 15, 1957
RatificationNovember 9, 1959
Entry into forceApril 8, 1961

Territorial information

Including all Overseas Departments and Territories.


Article(s) Signature Instrument Entry into Force
Geneva Act (1977) May 13, 1977Ratification: January 18, 1980April 22, 1980
Stockholm Act (1967) July 14, 1967Ratification: May 2, 1975August 12, 1975

Declarations, reservations etc.

Stockholm Act (1967): A notification was deposited by the Government of the French Republic in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 16(2) of the Nice Agreement. This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on May 20, 1970. In pursuance of the said Article, the French Republic, which was a member of the Nice Special Union, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), exercise the rights provided under Articles 5 to 8 of the Stockholm Act of the Nice Agreement, as if it were bound by those Articles. (see Nice Notification No. 11)

Territorial information

Ratification of the Geneva Act (1977) also applied to Overseas Departments and Territories. (see Nice Notification No. 47)

Ratification of the Stockholm Act (1967) also applied to the departments of Guyane, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion, and to the overseas territories of New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna Islands and the French Southern and Antarctic Territories. (see Nice Notification No. 31)