Strasbourg Notification No. 1
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of Article 16.5) of the above international Agreement, has the honor to notify him that at the expiration of the required period (that is, on September 30, 1971) the following countries had signed the Agreement:
- Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany (Federal Republic), Greece, Holy See, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, Yugoslavia, on March 24, 1971;
- Iran, on June 22, 1971; Brazil, on June 28, 1971; Austria, on September 9, 1971; Japan, on September 13, 1971; France, on September 20, 1971; Netherlands, on September 22, 1971; Monaco, on September 27, 1971.
The Director General of WIPO wishes to draw attention to the fact that all the signatures were affixed subject to ratification. Furthermore, at the time of signature, the Spanish Government declared that it intended to avail itself of the right provided for under the provisions of Article 4(4) of the Agreement.
October 6, 1971