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(1)    This Order may be cited as the Designs (Convention Countries) Order 2007 and shall come into force on 6th April 2007.

(2)    The Designs (Convention Countries) Order 2006 is revoked.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2007: see para (1) above.

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The countries specified in the Schedule are declared to be convention countries for the purposes of all the provisions of the Registered Designs Act 1949.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2007: see art 1(1).

Signature

Christine Cook

Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE Convention Countries

SCHEDULE  Convention Countries Article 2

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Columbia

Comoros

Congo

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Costa Rica

Cote d'lvoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Estonia

Faeroe Islands

Fiji

Finland

France (including overseas Departments and Territories)

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Holy See

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Korea, Republic of

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao

Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova, Republic of

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles and Aruba

New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau)

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russian Federation

Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Syrian Arab Republic

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania, United Republic of

Thailand

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States of America (including Puerto Rico and all territories and possessions)

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Viet Nam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2007: see art 1(1).

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order, pursuant to section 13(1) of the Registered Designs Act 1949 (c 88), declares the countries specified in the Schedule to be convention countries for the purposes of all the provisions of the Registered Designs Act 1949. In this Order the term “country” includes colonies, protectorates and territories by reason of section 13(3) of that Act.

The majority of the countries specified in the Order have acceded to the International Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (“the Paris Convention”) (as revised at Stockholm in 1967) (Cmnd 4431) or the Agreement establishing the World Trade Organisation (including the Agreement on Trade Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) (Cm 3044–6, 3080, 3263–4, 3268–9, 3271, 3275–7 and 3282).

This Order revokes the Designs (Convention Countries) Order 2006 (SI 2006/317) (the 2006 Order). This Order provides a consolidated list of countries that are convention countries for the purposes of all the provisions of the Registered Designs Act 1949 and the only substantive change from the 2006 Order is the addition of Yemen to the Schedule. Following Montenegro's Declaration of Independence from Serbia adopted by the National Assembly of Montenegro on 3rd June 2006, Serbia and Montenegro are dealt with separately in this Order.

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