The Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemala (McMillin)

No. 397

Sir: You are informed that the Government of the Argentine Republic has been notified by the Government of the Republic of Guatemala that, in accordance with Article 19 of the Convention relative to Trade Marks, signed by the delegates to the Fourth International American Conference in the City of Buenos Aires, the Government of Guatemala no longer finds it convenient to continue to be a party to that agreement, and finds itself obliged to denounce it.

You are requested to ascertain and transmit to the Department full information regarding this act on the part of the Government of Guatemala, the reasons which induced that Government so to do, and what influences or individuals, if any, may have been concerned in bringing about this action.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Yan S. Merle-Smith