The Secretary of State to Minister Rockhill.
Washington, December 21, 1906.
Sir: Referring to previous correspondence regarding the project of regulations for the protection of trade-marks in China, I inclose herewith a copy of a note from the French ambassador at this capital, stating that his Government sees no objection, to the addition to Article VII of said project of a clause reading as follows:
The right of priority shall extend only to such trade-marks as have been registered in a foreign country after the going into effect of the law.
When the other powers shall have concurred in the addition above quoted, the German proposal may be accepted by you, whereupon efforts should be made to induce China to put the trade-mark regulations into effect.
I am, etc.,