The Acting Secretary of State to the Danish Minister.

No. 629.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 8th instant,a in which you state that your Government instructs you to propose to the department that the Government of the United States declare formally, in a note addressed to your legation, that, under the laws of the United States, it is not necessary, in order to secure the protection of Danish industrial designs or models, that the articles they represent shall be manufactured in the United States.

In return for such a declaration you announce your willingness to declare, under authority already received from your Government, that the Government of the King will promulgate a royal ordinance by which, under the law of April 1, 1905, § 11 i. f., exemption from Rule No. 4 of § 11, relating to the requirement that the corresponding articles shall be manufactured in Denmark, shall be granted to American industrial drawings or models as long as the said laws of the United States on the subject shall remain unchanged.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that this Government is willing to make, and does hereby formally make, the declaration cited above on the condition proposed by you.

Accept, etc.,

Robert Bacon,
Acting Secretary.
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