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The Madrid System Basic features and recent developments. Debbie Ronning Director, Legal and Promotion Division [email protected] July 13-15, 2010 Israel. The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks. Simple, Flexible, Time and Cost-Effective Option
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Under the Madrid system
82 MEMBERS PARTY TO THE PROTOCOL
Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Estonia, Egypt, European Union, Finland, France, Georgia, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro,Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands (+Netherlands Antilles), Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, San Tome and Principe, Serbia,Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia underlined = Agreement also
3 MEMBERS PARTY TO THE AGREEMENT ONLY
Algeria, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan
Concept I: Many Routes or One Route
Bundle of National Applications /Registrations
Many application forms
Foreign attorney needed from filing
One Office for filing
One single application form
One language (E/F/S)
One currency (CHF)
One international registration
Foreign attorney first needed in case of refusalConcept II: Go National or International ?
Certify and forward the application to the IB
OFFICE OF ORIGIN
registration; publication (Gazette); Certificate;
Notification to all designated CPs
Substantive examination under domestic law, within 12/18 months
free access at http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/
Entitlement – more flexible
12/18 months refusal limit +
Office of origin