Department of Foreign Affairs,
[From Diario Oficial.—Translation.]
The President of the Republic has been pleased to remit to me the
“Porfirio Díaz, President of the United Mexican States, to the
inhabitants thereof, know ye:
“That on the sixteenth day of August last there was concluded and
signed in this city, by the plenipotentiaries appointed for the
purpose by Mexico and Germany, a treaty, the object of which is to
secure the protection of the trade-marks of the producers existing
in both countries, the tenor of which is as follows:
“The Government of the United Mexican States and the Government of
the German Empire having agreed to secure, reciprocally, the
protection of the trademarks of the producers residing in the two
countries, the undersigned, duly authorized for the purpose, have
agreed upon the following provisions:
- “Article I. With respect to the
denomination of the merchandise and its package, as well as
with relation to the trade-marks of manufacture and
commerce, the producers residing in Mexico shall enjoy in
Germany, and the producers residing in Germany shall enjoy
in Mexico, the same protection had by the producers residing
in Germany, or, respectively, by those residing in Mexico,
the possession of any establishment, shop, or agency for the
sale of their goods in the other country not being
necessary, but with the restricting to comply with the other
legal requisites which may be required by the one or the
- “Article II. The present
declaration shall begin to rule in each of the two
contracting countries from the day of its official
publication, and it shall continue to be in force until the
expiration of the six months following the notice which one
of the contracting parties may give to the other.
“In testimony whereof the undersigned have drawn up the present
declaration and have affixed their respective seals thereto.
“Done in the City of Mexico in two originals on August sixteen, of
the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight.
“The Secretary of Foreign Affairs.
“Baron de Ketteler,
“The Minister of the German Empire.
“That the foregoing convention was approved by the Senate of the
United Mexican States on the twelfth of April last and ratified by
me on the seventeenth of the same month.
“And that it was also approved by the German Government, according to
information received from its diplomatic envoy accredited here, by
note of the twenty-seventh of April last.
“Wherefore I order that it be printed, published, circulated, and
that it be duly observed.
“Given in the National Palace of Mexico on the sixteenth of May, one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine.
“Licenciate Don Ignacio Mariscal,
“Secretary of Foreign Relations.”
And I inform you of the samefor the consequent effects, renewing the
assurances of my high consideration.