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Contracting Parties Berne Convention Netherlands (Kingdom of the)

Dates Accession: October 9, 1912 Entry into force: November 1, 1912

Declarations, Reservations

Stockholm Act (1967): A notification was deposited by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands 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 11, 1970. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 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)

Accession to the Berlin Act (1908) subject to the following reservations:
(1) Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, in respect of the exclusive right of authors to make or to authorize the translation of their works.
(2) Article 9 of the Act is replaced by Article 7 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number IV, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, in respect to the production of articles published in newspapers or periodicals.
(3) Article 11, paragraph 2, of the Act is replaced by Article 9, paragraph 2, of the Berne Convention, 1886, in respect to the right to authorize the public performance of translations of dramatic or dramatico-musical works. (see Le Droit d'auteur 1912, No.11, p.146)

Territorial Information

Ratification of the Rome Act (1928) included the Dutch East Indies, Suriname and Curaçao. (see Le Droit d'auteur 1932, No.4, p.41)

Paris Act (1971) - Articles 1 to 21: Ratification for the Kingdom in Europe. (see Berne Notification No. 113)

Paris Act - Articles 22 to 38: Ratification for the Kingdom in Europe. Articles 22 to 38 of the Paris Act apply also to the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The Netherlands Antilles ceased to exist on October 10, 2010. As from that date, Articles 22 to 38 continue to apply to Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Articles 22 to 38 also continue to apply to the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba which, with effect from October 10, 2010, have become part of the territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe. (see Berne Notification No. 60)