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DECLARATION--GREAT BRITAIN. OCT. 24, 1877. 703 Declaration between the United States and Great Britain. Trade-marks. oct. 24, 1877. Ooncluded October 24, 1878; ratification advised by Senate May 22, 1878; www ratified by President May 25, 1878; proclaimed July 17, 1878. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERIGA: A PROCLAMATION. Whereas a declaration between the United States and Great Britain, Preamble. for the reciprocal protection of marks of manufacture and trade in the two countries, was concluded and signed by their plenipotentiaries, at London, on the 24th day of October, 1877, the original of which declaration is, word for word, as follows: The Government of the United States of America and the Govern- Trade-marks. ment of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with a view to the reciprocal protection of the marks of manufacture and trade in the two countries, have agreed as follows: The subjects or citizens of each of the contracting parties shall have, in the dominions and possessions of the other, the same rights as belong to native subjects or citizens, or as are now granted or may hereafter be granted to the subjects and citizens of the most favoured nation, in every- thing relating to property in trade-marks and trade-labels. It is understood that any person who desires to obtain the aforesaid protection must fulfill the formalities required by the laws of the respective countries. In witness whereof the undersigned have signed the present declaration, and have amxed thereto the seal of their arms. Done at London the twenty-fourth day of October, 1877. [SEAL.] EDWARDS PIERREPONT. [SEAL.] DERBY. And whereas the said declaration has been duly ratified : Now,therefore, I, Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States, Proclamation have caused the said declaration to be made public, to the end that the same, and every clause and part thereof, may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington this seventeenth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventyeight, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and third. [SEAL.] - R. B. HAYES. By the President: F. W. SEWARD, Acting Secretary of State.