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Contracting Parties Berne Convention Tunisia

Dates Signature: September 9, 1886 Ratification: September 5, 1887 Entry into force: December 5, 1887

Declarations, Reservations

Stockholm Act (1967): A notification was deposited by the Government of the Republic of Tunisia 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 18, 1970. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, the Republic of Tunisia, 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 Rome Act (1928) subject to the following reservation: Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Act is replaced by the relevant provisions of the texts adopted prior to the Berlin Act, 1908 (Article 4 of the Berne Convention, 1886), in respect of works of art applied to industry. (see Le Droit d'auteur 1933, No.12, p.133)

Ratification of the Paris Act (1971) included a notification in which the Government of the Republic of Tunisia declared that it availed itself of the faculties provided for in Article II and III of the said Appendix. The relevant declaration was effective from August 16, 1975, until October 10, 1984. (see Berne Notification No. 74)

Paris Act (1971): With the declaration provided for in Article 33(2) relating to the International Court of Justice. (see Berne Notification No. 74)

Ratification of the Berlin Act (1908) subject to the following reservation: In respect to the protection of works of art applied to industry, Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Act is replaced by Article 4 of the Berne Convention, 1886, (N.B. the latter article does not include said works among literary and artistic works). (see Le Droit d'auteur 1910, No.7, p.86)

Additional Information

Signature and accession to the Brussels Act (1948) through France.

Signature and accession to the Rome Act (1928) through France.

Signature and ratification of the Berlin Act (1908) through France.

Signature and ratification of the Berne Additional Protocol (1914) through France.