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Coll 28/65 ‘Persia. Perso-Soviet Commercial Relations.’ [‎7v] (15/482)

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The record is made up of 1 file (239 folios). It was created in 23 Mar 1933-30 May 1940. It was written in English, French and Russian. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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country employed on vessels belonging to the two high contracting parties or in
ports situated on the Caspian Sea shall not take advantage of their employment
or presence in those vessels or harbours for purposes outside the limits of the
professional duties with which they are charged.
I beg you to accept, &c.
2. Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs to Soviet Ambassador.
M. LAmbassadeur,
I HAVE the honour to confirm the receipt of your Excellency's note of the
25th March, 1940, the terms of which are as follows :—
(Here follows the central paragraph of No. 1 above.)
I have taken note of the contents of the above communication, and beg you
to accept, &c.
3. Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs to Soviet Ambassador.
M. L Ambassadeur,
WITH reference to article 8 of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation
between Iran and the U.S.S.R., which was signed on the 25th March, 1940, I have
the honour to confirm that, since Iranian laws at present in force permit commer
cial institutions to choose representatives from among their members to defend
their causes in Iranian courts, the commercial agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. of the U.S.S.R. in Iran
and the economic organisations of the Soviets will meet with no difficulty in this
F beer
4. Soviet Ambassador to Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs.
M. le Ministre,
I HAVE the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency’s note of
the 25th March, 1940, the terms of which are as follows : —
(Here follows the central paragraph of No. 3 above.)
I have taken note of the contents of the above communication, and beg, &c.
5. Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs to Soviet Ambassador.
M. LAmbassadeur,
I HAVE the honour to inform your Excellency that the Iranian Government
agrees, on condition of reciprocity, to employ the following system for the
protection of trade-marks :•—
1. Natural and legal persons of either of the two high contracting parties,
owning industrial or commercial establishments in the territory of the other
party, shall benefit by the same protection in respect of trade-marks as that
enjoyed by nationals and legal persons of that party, provided that they respect
the usages and regulations current in that country’s territory.
2. The two high contracting parties reciprocally undertake in future not
to recognise or register in their countries those trade-marks which have been
assigned as the name of any specific type of article in current use.

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Correspondence, newspaper cuttings, treaties and other papers, reporting on commercial relations between Persia [Iran] and Russia. The papers cover: a deterioration in relations between Persia and Russia in 1932-33, culminating in the ban on Russian imports into Persia; the Persian Government’s Foreign Trade Monopoly Act of 1933 (ff 218-223); the Irano-Soviet Treaty of Establishment, Commerce and Navigation, agreed between the two nations in 1935; a copy of the treaty in French (ff 101-106); a further printed copy of the treaty in French and Russian (ff 42-85); the termination of the 1935 treaty in 1938; the agreement of a new Treaty of Commerce and Navigation in 1940, created in response to events in the Second World War (ff 3-7).

The file’s principal correspondents are: HM’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Tehran, Reginald Hervey Hoare, Hughe Montgomery Knatchbull Hugesson, Horace James Seymour; the British Chargé d’Affaires at Tehran, Victor Alexander Louis Mallet; the Commercial Secretary at the British Legation in Tehran, Sydney Simmonds; HM’s Ambassador to Russia, the Viscount Chilston, Aretas Akers-Douglas; Noel Hughes Havelock Charles of the British Embassy in Moscow.

The file includes several items in French, being newspaper cuttings and texts from the Persian newspapers Le Messager de Teheran and Le Journal de Tehran.

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1 file (239 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 240; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English, French and Russian in Latin and Cyrillic script
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