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Nairobi Notification No. 13
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol

Signatory States

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 him that, during the period during which it was open for signature, the following 37 States had signed the Nairobi Treaty for the Protection of the Olympic Symbol, adopted at Nairobi on September 26, 1981:

    - Argentina, Austria, Benin, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Czechoslovakia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Senegal, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uruguay, Zambia.

As of the date of the present notification, the following States have already deposited, on the dates hereinafter indicated, either an instrument of ratification (R) or of accession (A) and the said Nairobi Treaty entered into force, in respect of the said States, on the dates hereinafter indicated:

    State Date of Deposit of Instrument Date of Entry into Force
    Kenya (R) November 18, 1981 September 25, 1982
    Ethiopia (A) February 17, 1982 September 25, 1982
    Equatorial Guinea (A) August 25, 1982 September 25, 1982
    Egypt (A) September 1, 1982 October 1, 1982
    Guatemala (A) January 21, 1983 February 21, 1983
    Congo (R) February 8, 1983 March 8, 1983
    Tunisia (R) April 21, 1983 May 21, 1983
    Qatar (R) June 23, 1983 July 23, 1983
    Greece (R) July 29, 1983 August 29, 1983

States which have signed the Treaty and which have not yet deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval must, in order to become party to the Treaty, deposit such instruments.

States which have not signed the Treaty must, in order to become party to the Treaty, deposit their instruments of accession; any such State must be a member of WIPO or any of the other specialized agencies brought into a relationship with the United Nations, the Paris Union for the Protection of Industrial Property or the United Nations.

Instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession must be deposited with the Director General of WIPO.

August 29, 1983