Changes to Madrid System Regulations Enter into Force
Amendments to the Regulations under the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement entered into force on November 1, 2022.
Under the amendments, it is possible to renew international trademark registrations as early as six months before their expiry date, up from three months. In addition, the International Bureau of WIPO will record the renewal, issue the renewal certificate and notify all designated contracting parties as soon as it confirms that the holder has paid the required fees, instead of waiting until the expiry date to record the renewal.
It is also no longer possible to appoint a representative before the International Bureau through a signed letter. While it is still possible to appoint a representative using downloadable Madrid System forms, WIPO recommends using the “Manage your Representative” section available under the eMadrid online service.
By: Roxana Sarghi
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Source: WIPO website
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