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. Presentation of the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Strasbourg Agreement on the international patent classification

According to the Communications of the Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, the following other countries have their instruments of accession to the Strasbourg Agreement on International Patent Classification (BGBl). No 517/1975 in the version of BGBl. No. 125/1984, last proclamation of the BGBl area. III No 46/2002):


Date of entry into force in accordance with Art. 18 (1) lit. b:


24 July 2007


13 September 2008


6 December 2005


14 July 2004

Bosnia and Herzegovina

27 October 2009

the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

30 May 2003


15 July 2010


7 March 2007


7 April 2010

According to a further communication from the Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, the Netherlands 1 the following information:

With effect from 10. In October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles stopped to exist. From that day on, the agreement will continue to apply to Curaçao and Sint Maarten. The Strasbourg Agreement also has an effect of 10. October 2010 Application to the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, which became part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe.