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special information they may need on questions relating to the international system of industrial property. The Director of the International Bureau will furnish an annual report on its working, which shall be communicated to all the members of the Union.
The expenses of the International Bureau will be borne by the contracting countries in common. Unless fresh sanction is given, they must not exceed the sum of 120,000 Swiss francs per annum. This sum may be increased in cases of necessity by a unanimous decision of one of the conferences provided for by article 14.
To determine the part which each country should contribute to this total of expenses the contracting countries and those which may afterwards join the Union shall be divided into six classes, each contributing in the proportion of a certain number of units, namely:
Sixth These coefficients will be multiplied by the number of countries in each class, and the sum of the result thus obtained will supply the number of units by which the total expense has to be divided. The quotient will give the amount of the unit of expense.
Each of the contracting countries will designate, at the time of its accession, the class in which it wishes to be placed.
The Government of the Swiss Confederation is to superintend the expenses of the International Bureau, to advance the necessary funds, and to render an annual account which will be communicated to all the other Administrations.
The present convention shall be submitted to periodical revisions with a view to the introduction of amendments calculated to improve the system of the Union.
For this purpose, conferences shall be held successively in one of the contracting countries between the delegates of the said countries.
The Administration of the country in which the conference is to be held will make preparation for the transaction of that conference, with the assistance of the International Bureau.
The Director of the International Bureau will be present at the meetings of the conferences, and will take part in the discussions, but without the privilege of voting.
ARTICLE 15. It is agreed that the contracting countries respectively reserve to themselves the right to make separately, as between themselves, special arrangements for the protection of industrial property, in so far as such arrangements do not contravene the provisions of the present convention.
The countries which have not taken part in the present convention shall be permitted to adhere to it upon their request.
The accession shall be notified through the diplomatic channel to the Government of the Swiss Confederation, and by the latter to all the other Governments.
It shall entail, as a matter of right, accession to all the classes, as well as admission to all the advantages, stipulated in the present convention, and shall take effect one month after the dispatch of the notification by the Government of the Swiss Confederation to the other countries of the Union, unless a subsequent date has been indicated by the acceding country.
ARTICLE 16 BIS.
The contracting countries have the right of acceding to the present convention at any time on behalf of their colonies, possessions, dependencies, and protectorates, or territories administrated by virtue of a mandate from the League of Nations, or any of them.
For this purpose they may either make a general declaration, including all their colonies, possessions, dependencies, and protectorates, and the territories referred to in paragraph 1, in the accession, or may expressly name those included, or may confine themselves to indicating those which are excluded therefrom.
This declaration shall be notified in writing to the Government of the Swiss Confederation and by the latter to all the other Governments.
Under the same conditions, the contracting countries may denounce the convention on behalf of their colonies, possessions, dependencies, and protectorates, or for the territories referred to in paragraph 1, or for any of them.
The execution of the reciprocal engagements contained in the present convention is subordinated, in so far as necessary, to the observance of the formalities and rules established by the constitutional laws of those of the contracting countries which are bound to procure the application of the same, which they engage to do with as little delay as possible.
ARTICLE 17 BIS. The convention shall remain in force for an unlimited time, till the expiration of one year from the date of its denunciation.
This denunciation shall be addressed to the Government of the Swiss Confederation. It shall affect only the denouncing country, the convention remaining in operation as regards the other contracting countries.
ARTICLE 18. The present act shall be ratified and the ratifications deposited at The Hague not later than the 1st of May, 1928. It shall come into force, between the countries which will have ratified it, one month after such date. However, if before May 1, 1928, it should be ratified by at least six countries, it will come into force between those countries one month after the Government of the Swiss Confederation has notified them of the filing of the sixth ratification, and for the countries which should subsequently ratify, one month after the notification of each of these ratifications.
This act shall replace, as regards relations between the countries which ratify it, the convention of the Union of Paris of 1883, revised at Washington June 2, 1911, and its final protocol, which shall remain in force as regards relations with countries which have not ratified the present act.
The present act shall be signed in a single copy, which shall be deposited in the archives of the Government of the Netherlands. A certified copy shall be forwarded by the latter to each of the Governments of the contracting countries.
In witness whereof, the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the present act.
Done at The Hague, in a single copy, the 6th day of November, 1925.
For Australia :
For Belgium :
For the United States of
For Canada :
For Estonia :
CH. DE MARCILLY
H. LLEWELLYN SMITH Northern Ireland:
A. J. MARTIN
A. BALFOUR For Hungary:
ELEMÉR DE POMPÉRY For the Irish Free State:
G. O'KELLY DE GALLAGH
N. ITO For Morocco:
CH. DE MARCILLY For the United Mexican States: JULIO POULAT For Norway:
J. ALINGH PRINS
E. O. J. BJÖRKLUND
A. DE PURY
CH. DE MARCILLY For Turkey:
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TREATY SERIES, No. 835
CONVENTION AND PROTOCOL
AND GREAT BRITAIN AND IRAQ
Signed at London, January 9, 1930.
(legislative day of April 21, 1930).
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