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Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of March 20, 1883, as revised at Brussels on December 14, 1900, at Washington on June 2, 1911, at The Hague on November 6, 1925, at London on June 2, 1934, at Lisbon on October 31, 1958, and at Stockholm on July 14, 1967

Parties with reservations, declarations and objections

Party Reservations / Declarations Objections
Algeria Yes No
Armenia Yes No
Bangladesh Yes No
Belarus Yes No
Brazil Yes No
China Yes No
Cuba Yes No
Czech Republic Yes No
Ecuador Yes No
Egypt Yes No
Georgia Yes No
Guatemala Yes No
Hungary Yes No
India Yes No
Indonesia Yes No
Iran Yes No
Iraq Yes No
Kazakhstan Yes No
Kyrgyzstan Yes No
Laos Yes No
Lebanon Yes No
Lesotho Yes No
Libya Yes No
Malta Yes No
Moldova Yes No
Mongolia Yes No
New Zealand Yes No
Nicaragua Yes No
Oman Yes No
Pakistan Yes No
Poland Yes No
Romania Yes No
Russian Federation Yes No
Saint Lucia Yes No
Slovakia Yes No
South Africa Yes No
Syria Yes No
Tajikistan Yes No
Thailand Yes No
Tunisia Yes No
Turkmenistan Yes No
Ukraine Yes No
Uzbekistan Yes No
Vietnam Yes No
Yemen Yes No

Algeria

16-01-1975

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Armenia

17-05-1994

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.
Upon succession:
At the time of the signing of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, providing the contracting parties with the possibility of extending the effects of the Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are antiquated and out of line with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514/XV of December 14, 1960).

Bangladesh

29-11-1990

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Belarus

14-04-1993

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.
Upon succession:
At the time of the signing of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, providing the contracting parties with the possibility of extending the effects of the Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are antiquated and out of line with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514/XV of December 14, 1960).

Brazil

20-12-1974

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

China

19-12-1984

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Cuba

27-12-1974

The Government of the Republic of Cuba considers that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention are contrary to the Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514 adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 14, 1960), in which is stressed the need to bring an end rapidly and unconditionally to colonialism in all its forms and manifestations.
With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Czech Republic

22-09-1970

Contrary to the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples put down in the Charter of the United Nations and in the Declaration No. 1514/G.A. UNO, concerning the granting of independence to colonial countries, article 24 contains the so called colonial clause which is not in conformity with the main principles of international law.

Ecuador

22-03-1999

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Egypt

03-12-1974

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Georgia

18-01-1994

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.
Upon succession:
At the time of the signing of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, providing the contracting parties with the possibility of extending the effects of the Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are antiquated and out of line with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514/XV of December 14, 1960).

Guatemala

18-05-1998

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Hungary

18-12-1969

The Presidential Council of the Hungarian People's Republic draws attention to the fact that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention are contrary to Resolution No. 1514 (XV) on the independence of colonial countries and peoples, adopted on December 14, 1960, by the General Assembly of the United Nations
With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

India

07-09-1998

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Indonesia

18-09-1979

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Iran

12-12-1998

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Iraq

21-10-1975

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.21101975

Kazakhstan

16-02-1993

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.
Upon succession:
At the time of the signing of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, providing the contracting parties with the possibility of extending the effects of the Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are antiquated and out of line with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514/XV of December 14, 1960).

Kyrgyzstan

14-02-1994

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.
Upon succession:
At the time of the signing of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, providing the contracting parties with the possibility of extending the effects of the Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are antiquated and out of line with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514/XV of December 14, 1960).

Laos

08-07-1998

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Lebanon

30-09-1986

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Lesotho

27-06-1989

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Libya

28-06-1976

The Government of the Libyan Arab Republic also considers it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Paris Convention, providing for the possibility of the application of the said Convention to colonies and dependent territories, are in contradiction with the Charter of the United Nations and Resolution 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960, of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Malta

07-09-1977

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Moldova

03-06-1993

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.
Upon succession:
At the time of the signing of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, providing the contracting parties with the possibility of extending the effects of the Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are antiquated and out of line with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514/XV of December 14, 1960).

Mongolia

16-01-1985

The Government of the Mongolian People's Republic considers that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention are contrary to the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (Resolution 1514/XV adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 14 December 1960).
With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

New Zealand

14-03-1984

[...] that its accession does not apply to Articles 1 to 12 of the Stockholm Act (1967)

17-12-2018

[...] extending the effects of its accession to the Stockholm Act (1967) to Articles 1 to 12 thereof, in respect only of the territory of New Zealand.

Nicaragua

03-04-1996

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Oman

14-04-1999

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Pakistan

22-04-2004

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Poland

10-01-1968

The provisions of Article 24 of the Paris Convention, giving member States the right to extend the effects of the said Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are out-of-date and contrary to Resolution No. 1514/XV passed by the General Assembly of the UN on December 14, 1960.

Romania

28-02-1969

The Council of State of the Socialist Republic of Rumania considers that the maintenance of the state of dependence of certain territories to which reference is made in Article 24 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, is not in accordance with the declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 14, 1960, by Resolution 1514 (XV), in which is stressed the need to bring an end rapidly and unconditionally to colonialism in all its forms and manifestations.
With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Russian Federation

04-12-1968

At the time of the signing of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, providing the contracting parties with the possibility of extending the effects of the Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are antiquated and out of line with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514/XV of December 14, 1960).
With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Saint Lucia

09-03-1995

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Slovakia

30-12-1992

Contrary to the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples put down in the Charter of the United Nations and in the Declaration No. 1514/G.A. UNO, concerning the granting of independence to colonial countries, article 24 contains the so called colonial clause which is not in conformity with the main principles of international law.

South Africa

23-12-1974

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Syria

13-09-2002

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Tajikistan

14-02-1994

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.
Upon succession:
At the time of the signing of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, providing the contracting parties with the possibility of extending the effects of the Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are antiquated and out of line with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514/XV of December 14, 1960).

Thailand

02-05-2008

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Tunisia

07-01-1976

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Turkmenistan

01-03-1995

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.
Upon succession:
At the time of the signing of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, providing the contracting parties with the possibility of extending the effects of the Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are antiquated and out of line with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514/XV of December 14, 1960).

Ukraine

21-09-1992

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.
Upon succession:
At the time of the signing of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, providing the contracting parties with the possibility of extending the effects of the Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are antiquated and out of line with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514/XV of December 14, 1960).

Uzbekistan

18-08-1993

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.
Upon succession:
At the time of the signing of the Stockholm Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics deems it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 24 of the Convention, providing the contracting parties with the possibility of extending the effects of the Convention to the territories for the external relations of which they are responsible, are antiquated and out of line with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (Resolution 1514/XV of December 14, 1960).

Vietnam

07-04-1981

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

Yemen

15-11-2006

With the declaration provided for in Article 28(2) relating to the International Court of Justice.

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