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union, who are domiciled or have bona fide industrial or commercial establishments upon the territory of one of the States of the Union.

II. Article 4 sħall read as follows:

Art. 4. Any one who shall have regularly deposited an application for a patent of invention, of an industrial model, or design, of a trade or commercial mark, in one of the contracting States, shall enjoy for the purpose of making the deposit in the other States, and under reserve of the rights of third parties, a right of priority during the periods hereinafter mentioned.

In consequence, the deposit subsequently made in one of the other States of the Union before the expiration of these periods cannot be invalidated by acts performed in the interval, especially by another deposit, by the publication of the invention or its working, by the sale of copies of the design or model, by the employment of the mark.

The periods of priority above mentioned shall be twelve months for patents of invention and four months for designs or industrial models, as well as for trade or commercial marks.

III. There is inserted in the Convention an article 4 bis, as follows:

ART. 4 bis. Patents applied for in the different contracting States by persons admitted to the benefit of the convention under the terms of articles 2 and 3 shall be independent of the patents obtained for the same invention in the other States adherents or non-adherents to the Union.

This provision shall apply to patents existing at the time of its going into effect.

The same rule applies, in the case of adhesion of new States, to patents already existing on both sides at the time of the adhesion.

IV. There are added to Article 9 two paragraphs, as follows:

In the States whose legislation does not admit of seizure on importation, such seizure may be replaced by prohibition of importation.

The authorities shall not be required to make the seizure in case of transit.

V. Article 10 shall read as follows:

Art. 10. The provisions of the preceding article shall be applicable to every production bearing falsely as indication of origin, the name of a stated locality when this indication shall be joined to a fictitious commercial name or a name borrowed with fraudulent intention.

Is reputed interested party every producer, manufacturer, or trader engaged in the production, the manufacture, or the sale of this production when established either in the locality falsely indicated as place of origin, or in the region where that locality is situated.

VI. There is inserted in the Convention an article 10 bis, as follows:

ART. 10. bis. Those entitled of right under the Convention (art. 2 and 3), shall enjoy, in all the States of the Union, the protection accorded to citizens or subjects against unfair competition.

VII. Article 11 shall read as follows:

Art. 11. The high contracting parties shall accord conformably to the legislation of each country a temporary protection to patentable inventions, to industrial designs, or models, as well as to trade-marks for the productions which shall be shown at official or officially recognized International Expositions organized upon the territory of one of them.

VIII. Article 14 shall read as follows:

Art. 14. The present Convention shall be submitted to periodical revision for the purpose of introducing improvements calculated to perfect the system of the Union.

With this object conferences shall take place successively in one of the contracting States between the delegates of said States.

IX. Article 16 shall read as follows:

ART. 16. The States that have not taken part in the present convention shall be admitted to adhere to the same upon their application.

This adhesion shall be notified through the diplomatic channel to the Government of the Swiss Confederation and by the latter to all the others.

It shall convey of full right, accession to all the clauses, and admission to all the advantages stipulated by the present convention, and shall

go into force a month after the sending of the notification given by the Swiss Government to the Unionist States, unless a later date shall have been indicated by the adhering State.

ARTICLE 2.

The Final Protocol annexed to the International Convention of March 20, 1883, is completed by the addition of a number 3 bis, as follows:

ART. 3 bis. The patentee, in each country, shall not suffer forfeiture because of non-working until after a minimum period of three years, to date from the deposit of the application in the country concerned, and in the case where the patentee shall not justify the reasons of his inaction.

ARTICLE 3.

The present Additional Act shall have the same force and duration as the Convention of March 20, 1883.

It shall be ratified and the ratifications shall be deposited at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Brussels as soon as may be and at the latest within the period of eighteen months dated from the day of signature.

It shall go into effect three months after the close of the record of deposit.

În witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Additional Act.

Done at Brussels, in a single copy, December 14, 1900.
For Belgium:

Signed: A. NYSSENS.

CAPELLE.
GEORGES DE Ro.

J. DUBOIS.
For Brazil:

Signed: F. XAVIER DA CUNHA. For Denmark:

Signed: H. HOLTEN NIELSEN. For the Dominican Republic:

Signed: John W. HUNTER. For Spain:

Signed: W. R. DE VILLA URRUTIA.

For the United States of America:

Signed: LAWRENCE TOWNSEND.

FRANCIS FORBES.

WALTER H. CHAMBERLIN. For France:

Signed: A. GÉRARD.

C. NICOLAS.

MICHEL PELLETIER. For Great Britain:

Signed: CHARLES B. STUART WORTLEY.

H. C. BERGNE.

C. N. DALTON. For Italy:

Signed: R. CANTAGALLI.

C. F. GABBA.

S. OTTOLENGHI. For Japan:

Signed: I. Motono. For Norway:

Signed : Cte WRANGEL. For the Netherlands:

Signed: SNYDER VAN WISSENKERKE. For Portugal:

Signed: ERNESTO MADEIRA Pinto. For Servia:

Signed: Dr. MICHEL VouItch. For Sweden:

Signed : Cte WRANGEL. For Switzerland:

Signed: Jules BOREL.

L. R. DE SALIS. For Tunis:

Signed: A. GÉRARD.

1884.

CONVENTION FOR PROTECTION OF SUBMARINE CABLES. Concluded March 14, 1884; ratification advised by the Senate June

12, 1884; ratified by the President January 26, 1885; ratifications exchanged April 16, 1885; proclaimed May 22, 1885.

(The text here given is from the proclamation of the President attached to the original in the French language, submitted to the Senate.)

ABTICLES. I. Application of convention.

XI. Trials. II. Punishment for injuries tocables. XII. Laws to be enacted. III. Requirements for cable laying. XIII. Communication of legislation. IV. Payment for repairs.

XIV. Adhesion of other States. V. Rules for ships laying cables. XV. Belligerent action not affected. VI. Vessels to avoid cables.

XVI. Operation; duration. VII. Losses from cables.

XVII. Ratification. VIII. Jurisdiction of courts.

Additional article. British coloIX. Prosecutions for infractions.

nies, X. Evidence of violations.

[Translation.)

His Excellency the President of the United States of America, His Majesty the Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia, His Excellency the President of the Argentine Confederation, His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia, etc., Apostolical King of Hungary, His Majesty the King of the Belgians, His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, His Majesty the King of Denmark, His Excellency the President of the Dominican Republic, His Majesty the King of Spain, His Excellency the President of the United States of Colombia, His Excellency the President of the French Republic, Her Majesty, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Guatemala, His Majesty the King of the Hellenes, His Majesty the King of Italy, His Majesty the Emperor of the Ottomans, His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, His Majesty the Shah of Persia, His Majesty the King of Portugal and the Algarves, His Majesty the King of Roumania, His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Salvador, His Majesty the King of Servia, His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway, and His Excellency the President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, desiring to secure the maintenance of telegraphic communication by means of submarine cables, have resolved to conclude a convention to that end, and have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries, to wit:

His Excellency the President of the United States of America, Mr. L. P. Morton, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America at Paris, etc., etc., etc., and Mr. Vignaud, Secretary of the Legation of the United States of America at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia, His Highness Prince Charles Victor von Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Prince of Ratibor and Corvey, Grand Chamberlain of the Crown of Bavaria. His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of the Argentine Confederation, M. Balcarce, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Confederation at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia, etc., Apostolical King of Hungary, His Excellency Count Ladislas Hoyos, Actual Privy Counselor, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of the Belgians, Baron Beyens, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc.

, etc., etc.; and Mr. Leopold Orban, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Director General of Political Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, Mr. d'Araujo, Baron d'Itajubá, Chargé d'Affaires of Brazil at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Mr. Leon Somzée, Secretary of the Legation of Costa-Rica, at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of Denmark, Count de Moltke-Hvitfeldt, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of the Dominican Republic, Baron de Almeda, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Dominician Republic at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of Spain, His Excellency Manuel Silvela de la Vielleuse, permanent Senator, member of the Spanish Academy, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of the United States of Colombia, Doctor José G. Triana, Consul-General of the United States of Colombia at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of the French Republic, Mr. Jules Ferry, Deputy, President of the Council, Minister of Foreign Affairs, etc., etc., etc;

and Mr. Adolphe Cochery, Deputy, Minister of Posts and Telegraphs, etc., etc., etc.;

Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, His Excellency the Right Honorable Richard Bikerton Pemell, Viscount Lyons, Peer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, member of her British Majesty's Privy Council, Her Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Guatemala, Mr. Crisanto Medina, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Guatemala at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of the Hellenes, Prince Maurocordato, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of Italy, His Excellency General Count Menabrea, Marquis de Valdora, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Emperor of the Ottomans, His Excellency Essad Pasha, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, Baron de Zuylen de Nyevelt, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Shah of Persia, General Nazare-Aga, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of Portugal and the Algarves, Mr. d'Azevedo, Chargé d'Affaires of Portugal at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of Roumania, Mr. Alexander Odobesco, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim of Roumania at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, His Excellency the Aid-de-Camp General Prince Nicholas Orloff, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of Salvador, Mr. Torres Caïcedo, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Salvador at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

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