Article 17

(1)

(a) This Agreement shall be signed in a single original in the English and French languages, both texts being equally authentic.

(b) This Agreement shall remain open for signature at Vienna until December 31, 1973.

(c) The original of this Agreement, when no longer open for signature, shall be deposited with the Director General.


(2) Official texts shall be established by the Director General, after consultation with the interested Governments, in such other languages as the Assembly may designate.


(3)

(a) The Director General shall transmit two copies, certified by him, of the signed text of this Agreement to the Governments of the countries that have signed it and, on request, to the Government of any other country.

(b) The Director General shall transmit two copies, certified by him, of any amendment to this Agreement to the Governments of all countries of the Special Union and, on request, to the Government of any other country.

(c) The Director General shall, on request, furnish the Government of any country that has signed this Agreement, or that accedes to it, with two copies of the Classification of Figurative Elements, certified by him, in the English or French language.


(4) The Director General shall register this Agreement with the Secretariat of the United Nations.


(5) The Director General shall notify the Governments of all countries party to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of:

(i) signatures under paragraph (1);

(ii) deposits of instruments of ratification or accession under Article 12 (2);

(iii) the date of entry into force of this Agreement under Article 13 (1);

(iv) declarations made under Article 4 (5) ;

(v) declarations and notifications made in accordance with Article 12 (3);

(vi) declarations made under Article 16 (2);

(vii) withdrawals of any declarations, notified under Article 16(3);

(viii) acceptances of amendments to this Agreement under Article 11(3);

(ix) the dates on which such amendments enter into force;

(x) denunciations received under Article 15.