WIPO Notification No. 20
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Accession of Canada to the Convention

The Director of the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the above Convention, has the honor to notify him that the Government of Canada deposited on March 26, 1970, its instruments of accession dated March 16, 1970, to the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Canada has fulfilled the condition set forth in Article 14(2) of the Convention by concurrently acceding to

- the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention with the limitation provided for in Article 20(1)(b)(i) of the said Act to the effect that the accession shall not apply to Articles 1 to 12,

- and the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention with the declaration provided for in Article 28(1)(b)(i) of the said Act to the effect that the accession shall not apply to Articles 1 to 21 and to the Protocol Regarding Developing Countries.

Pursuant to Article 15(2), the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will enter into force, in respect to Canada, three months after the date of the deposit of the instrument of accession, that is, on June 26, 1970.

April 7, 1970