Scope Of The Strasbourg Agreement Concerning The International Patent Classification

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Straßburger Abkommens über die internationale Patentklassifikation

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174. Proclamation of the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Strasbourg Agreement concerning the international patent classification

After messages of the Director General of the world intellectual property organization, following further States have their instruments of accession to the Strasbourg Agreement concerning the international patent classification (BGBl. No. 517/1975 as amended by Federal Law Gazette No. 125/1984, last proclamation of the scope BGBl. III No. 46/2002) deposited:



Date of the in force in accordance with article 18 paragraph 1 lit. b:


July 24, 2007


September 13, 2008


December 6, 2005


July 14, 2004

Bosnia and Herzegovina

October 27, 2009

the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

May 30, 2003


July 15, 2010


March 7, 2007


April 7, 2010 a further communication of the Director-General of the world intellectual property organization according to the Niederlande1 have communicated the following:

With effect from October 10, 2010, the Netherlands Antilles ceased to exist. As of this day, the Convention shall continue to application on Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Also, the Strasbourg Agreement shall apply to the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, which became part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe with effect from October 10, 2010.