Vienna Agreement Wipo
The above-mentioned accession instrument contained the following statement: The Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) sends his compliments to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and has the honour of notifying, on 3 September 2020, the filing by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of its instrument of accession to the Vienna Convention establishing an international nomenclature of the visual elements of the marks. , which took place in Vienna on 12 June 1973, as amended on 1 October 1985 (“Vienna Convention”). The Viennese Agreement created a Union that has an assembly. Every MEMBER state of the Union is a member of the Assembly. One of the Assembly`s most important tasks is the adoption of the biennial programme and the EU budget. – German Democratic Republic, 29 November 1973; Belgium and Monaco, December 10, 1973; Brazil, December 11, 1973; Sweden, 19 December 1973; Austria, 27 December 1973; Romania, December 31, 1973. – In accordance with Article 16, paragraph 2, of the Viennese Convention, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not bound by Article 16, paragraph 1, relating to the settlement of a dispute before the International Court of Justice. – Denmark, France, Germany (Federal Republic of Germany), Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, 12 June 1973. The agreement will enter into force on 3 December 2020 with regard to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Each state party to the Viennese Convention is represented on the expert committee established by the agreement. The committee holds its meetings at least every five years. The committee decides on any changes to be included in the Viennese classification, which will then be published as reissues of the classification. The Expert Committee also makes recommendations to EU members to facilitate the use of the classification and to promote its uniform application.
German Democratic Republic: “The Government of the German Democratic Republic takes this opportunity to reaffirm, referring to paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 12 of the Convention establishing an international classification of the image elements of the marches, that the requirements of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, adopted by the Un General Assembly on 14 December , 1960 (Resolution 1514 (XV) have not yet been fully respected and declares that the German Democratic Republic regards the end of colonialism and the realization of the right to self-determination of all peoples as an important condition for guaranteeing international security and peace in the world. In accordance with Article 12, paragraph 1, the agreement is subject to ratification by the aforementioned signatory states.