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Declaration of Continued ApplicationJanuary 3, 1961
Entry into forceAugust 1, 1960

Additional information

Application to the Brussels Act (1948) by France: October 23, 1951; Entry into force: May 22, 1952. Declaration of continued application by the Republic of Dahomey after the accession of the State to independence: January 3, 1961. The Act is applicable as of the accession of the country to independence: August 1, 1960.


Article(s) Signature Instrument Entry into Force
Paris Act (1971)  Accession: December 9, 1974March 12, 1975
Stockholm Act (1967)    
Brussels Act (1948)  Declaration of Continued Application: January 3, 1961August 1, 1960

Declarations, reservations etc.

Stockholm Act (1967): A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of Dahomey 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 September 25, 1970. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the Republic of Dahomey, 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. 27)