International Protection of Trademarks. Vilnius April 12, 2011 Àsta Valdimarsdottir, WIPO. Trademarks. Different routes for protection; The national The regional The international route: the Madrid System. The procedure. Designated Offices examine and grant or refuse protection.
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Vilnius April 12, 2011
Àsta Valdimarsdottir, WIPO
Different routes for protection;
The international route: the Madrid System
Designated Offices examine and grant or refuse protection
WIPO registers and notifies designated Contracting Parties
Applicant files before Office of origin
WIPO records and notifies holder
Holder has equal rights as if he had filed directly.
120 years since the system was established,
15 years since the Protocol was operational,
Over 975,000 trademark applications were filed worldwide by non-residents in 2008
Some 378,000 through the designation under the Madrid system (38.8%)
Coverage - 80% of all international trade
International Registrations in Force December 31, 2010
EU (all 27)
EU (all 27)
BelarusMain trading partners (2008) ( The Global Enabling Trade report 2010 – World Economic Forum)
General Profile 2010
Outcome of a study on this will be introduced in the Working party in July.
and increase the volume
but others not