Minister Riddle to the Secretary of State .

No. 21. Roumanian Series.]

Sir: In reply to the department’s instruction No. 12, of the 23d ultimo, inquiring as to the date of the promulgation of the new Roumanian patent law, I have the honor to inform you that it was promulgated and went into effect on January 30, 1906 (January 17, old style).

I have been informed by the minister for commerce and labor of Roumania that the “Reglement d’Administration Publique,” minutely prescribing the formalities to be observed under the application of this law, has just been completed and will forward a translation to the department, to supplement the text of the law and to give all necessary explanation to persons desiring to take advantage of the new law.

I have, etc.,

J. W. Riddle.