PCT Notification No. 27
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Ratification by the Socialist Republic of Romania

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 of the deposit by the Government of the Socialist Republic of Romania, on April 23 1979, of its instrument of ratification of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) done at Washington on June 19, 1970.

The said instrument of ratification contains the following reservation:

"The Socialist Republic of Romania declares in accordance with Article 64(5) that it does not consider itself bound by Article 59 of the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

The Socialist Republic of Romania considers that disputes concerning the interpretation or application of the Treaty or the Regulations may only be brought before the International Court of Justice with the consent of all parties to the litigation, for each individual case." (Translation)

Furthermore, the said instrument of ratification was accompanied by the following declaration:

"The Socialist Republic of Romania considers that the maintenance in a state of dependency of certain territories, to which the provisions of Article 62(3) and (4) of the Patent Cooperation Treaty refer, does not comply with the Charter of the Untied Nations nor with the documents adopted by the United Nations as regards the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, including the Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Cooperation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, unanimously adopted by United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 2625 (XXV) of October 24, 1970, which solemnly proclaims the duty of States to promote realization of the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples in order to bring a speedy end to colonialism." (Translation)

The said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to the Socialist Republic of Romania, three months after the date on which it deposited its instrument of ratification, that is, on July 23, 1979.

April 30, 1979