Common Regulations Madrid Agreement

Details of the rule changes. International applications are valid for 10 years and can be renewed directly with WIPO. Amendments to section 30 of the regulations under the protocol significantly simplify the extension. Last year we introduced our new and improved e-Renewal Madrid service. The extended service, only accessible through a WIPO account, offers a 100% simpler online experience with benefits, including greater clarity and immediate monitoring of international registration renewals. If, in another declaration, a designated contracting party who has filed an individual tax by category notifies a change in protected goods and services, the next annual tax for that contracting party is calculated in accordance with that other statement. Therefore, point 4 of the MM11 extension form and the corresponding option in the e-Renewal are removed because they are no longer needed. Article 4 was used to provide instructions for the renewal of international registration for all products and services relating to a party to which the mark had only been partially protected. The new MM11 form will be available for download from February 1, 2020. Simplification means that holders of international registrations with partial protection and appealing this decision are no longer required to pay individual fees for categories that are not protected at the time of the extension. Detailed information on changes to regulations under the protocol, administrative instructions and pricing plan is available in information release 1/2020 .

The result is changes in the administrative instructions and the tax regulations. Send us your questions, comments or forms with the Madrid Service contact. We will begin next year with changes to the common regulations under the Madrid Convention on International Trademark Registration and the Protocol on this Agreement (common regulations). For contracting parties who have declared an individual tax per class, the annual tax is calculated only by taking into account the number of classes for which protection has been granted. From 1 February 2020, they will become regulations under the Protocol on the Madrid Convention on International Trademark Registration (Protocol Regulations). One particular amendment is Article 30, which amends the protocol regulations, which simplifies the renewal of international registrations. The joint regulations are renamed under the protocol, which state that the protocol is the only contract for international applications and registrations under the Madrid system.

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