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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the international registration of marks, adopted at Madrid on 27 June 1989
Type of Agreement Multilateral
Place of Signature Madrid
Date of Signature 27/06/1989
Date of Entry Into Force 01/12/1995
Objective of Agreement The objective of the Madrid Protocol is to render the mark registration system, set up by the Madrid Agreement, more flexible, so that other countries could accede to the system as well.
Remarks The system of international registration of marks is principally governed by the Madrid Agreement, concluded in 1891 and revised at Brussels (1900), Washington (1911), The Hague (1925), London (1934), Nice (1957), and Stockholm (1967), and amended in 1979, and the present “Madrid Protocol” relating to that Agreement, which was concluded in 1989, with the aim of rendering the Madrid system more flexible and more compatible with the domestic legislation of certain countries which had not been able to accede to the original Agreement. The system makes it possible to protect a mark in a large number of countries by obtaining an international registration which has effect in each of the Contracting Parties that has been designated. See declarations from the EC in accordance with Articles 5(2)(b) and 8(7)(a) of the Protocol.
OJ Reference L296, 14/11/2003, p. 22
Depositary World Intellectual Property Organization
Contracting Parties European Community, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia
Authentic Texts English, French, Spanish
Subject Matters Internal Market
Accession Article 14 (1)-(3) Protocol
Amendment and review Article 13 Protocol
Entry into force conditions Article 14 (4)-(5) Protocol
Territorial application Article 3bis Protocol
Management International Bureau (Article 11)
Other Links
Date of Signature 01/07/2004
Ratification Status AC
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 27 October 2003 approving the accession of the European Community to the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the international registration of marks, adopted at Madrid on 27 June 1989; OJ L296 of 14/11/2003, p.20
Date of Entry Into Force 01/10/2004
Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 308

Last Update :   22/01/2010