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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 10 every production bearing falsely as indication of origin, the name of a stated locality when this indication shall be joined to a fictitions 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. : 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 admis. sion 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 forfeitare 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.

In 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:

Signeil: 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.

ÉTIENNE BLADÉ.

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; ratificationes exchanged April de, 1886; proclaimed May 22, 1885. (Treaties and

, 1889, p. 1176.)

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

ARTICLES.

I. Application of convention.
II. Punishment for injuries to cables.
III. Requirements for cable laying.
IV. Payment for repairs.
V. Rules for ships laying cables.
VI. Vessels to avoid cables.
VII. Losses from cables.
VIII. Jurisdiction of courts.
IX. Prosecutions for infractions.
X. Evidence of violations.

XI. Trials.
XII. Laws to be enacted.
XIII. Communication of legislation.
XIV. Adhesion of other States.
XV. Belligerent action not affected.
XVII. Ratification.
XVI. Operation; duration.

Additional article. British colo

nies.

[Translation.] His Excellency the President of the United States of America, Ilis Majesty the Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia, His Excellency the President of the Argentine Confederation, IIis Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia, etc., Apostolical King of Hungary, Ilis Majesty the King of the Belgians, Ilis Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, Ilis Excellency the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, His Majesty the King of Denmark, His Excellency the President of the Dominican Republic, Ilis Majesty the King of Spain, His Excel. lency 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 Excelleney the President of the Republic of Salvador, His Majesty the King of Servia, His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway, and Ilis Excellency the President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, desiring to secure the maintenance of telegraphic communication or 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. Tiy. naud, 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, Ilis 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 IIellenes, 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, Iris Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Emperor of the Ottomans, llis Excellency Essad Pasha, Ilis 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.;

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His Majesty the Shah of Persia, General Nazare-Aga, His Enroy 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, IIis Excellency the Aid-de-Camp General Prince Nicholas Orloff, Ilis Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

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

His Majesty the King of Servia, Mr. Marinovitch, Ilis Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

Ilis Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway, Mr. Sibbern, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

Ilis Excellency the President of the Oriental Republic of t'ruguay, Colonel Diaz, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uruguay at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

Who, after having exchanged their full powers, which were found to be in good and due form, have agreed upon the following articles:

ARTICLE I.

The present Convention shall be applicable, outside of the territorial waters, to all legally established submarine cables landed in the territories, colonies or possessions of one or more of the High Contracting Parties.

ARTICLE II.

The breaking or injury of a submarine cable, done willfully or through culpable negligence, and resulting in the total or partial interruption or embarrassment of telegraphic communication, shall be a punishable offense, but the punishment inflicted shall be no bar to a civil action for damages.

This provision shall not apply to ruptures or injuries when the parties guilty thereof have become so simply with the legitimate object of saving their lives or their vessels, after having taken all necessary precautions to avoid such ruptures or injuries.

ARTICLE III.

The High Contracting Parties agree to insist, as far as possible, when they shall authorize the landing of a submarine cable, upon suitable conditions of safety, both as regards the track of the cable and its dimensions.

ARTICLE IV.a The owner of a cable who, by the laying or repairing of that cable, shall cause the breaking or injury of another cable, shall be required to pay the cost of the repairs which such breaking or injury shall have rendered necessary, but such payment shall not bar the enforcement, if there be ground therefor, of article II. of this Convention.

a See p. 855.

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