Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Pokotilow.

agreement effected by exchange of notes june 28, 1906.

Mr. Minister and Dear Colleague: The Government of the United States being desirous of reaching an understanding with the Government of Russia for the reciprocal protection against infringementin China by citizens and subjects of our respective nations of trade-marks duly registered in the United States and Russia, I am authorized by the Secretary of State of the United States to inform you that the American consular courts in China afford protection against infringement in China by American citizens of trade-marks the property of Russian subjects which have been duly registered in the United States.

I beg that you will kindly inform me whether like protection will be given to American citizens in the consular courts of Russia in China against the infringement by Russian subjects of their trade-marks duly registered in Russia.

I have the honor to be, my dear colleague, your obedient servant,

W. W. Rockhill.

His Excellency D. Pokotilow,
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, etc.,
Russian Legation, Peking.