Change in Individual Fees Under Madrid Protocol, Hague Agreement for Moldova

May 26 2011 - 15:02

New individual fees under both the Madrid Protocol and the Hague Agreement concerning international applications designating Moldova, will enter into force on May 28 and June 1, 2011 respectively.

As of May 28, designations made in the international application or subsequent to the international registration will cost CHF 307 (EUR 245; USD 348) for one class of goods or services and CHF 64 (EUR 50; USD 72) for each additional class. For a collective mark, the fees for Moldova will be CHF 370 (EUR 294; USD 420) for one class and CHF 64 (EUR 50; USD 72) for each additional class.

Renewals for one class will cost CHF 319 (EUR 253; USD 362) and CHF 64 (EUR 50; USD 72) for each additional class, whereas the fees for collective mark renewals will be CHF 511 (EUR 406; USD 580) for one class and CHF 64 (EUR 50; USD 72) for each additional class.

New individual fees for registration of international designs under the Hague Agreement with respect to Moldova will enter into force on June 1. To file an international design application designating Moldova will cost CHF 89 (EUR 70; USD 100) for one design and CHF 9 (EUR 7; USD 10) for each additional design. The renewal fee for one design will be CHF 128 (EUR 102; USD 145) and for each additional design CHF 13 (EUR 10; USD 14).

The Madrid Protocol regulates the international registration of marks whereas the Hague Agreement regulates the international registration of industrial designs. Both are administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

For more information, please contact Masa Lopicic at our Balkan Regional Office.

Source: WIPO

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