Declarations made by Contracting Parties of the Madrid System under the Agreement, the Protocol and the Common Regulations

Status on September 20, 2011

(a) Article 5(2)(b) of the Protocol (extension to 18 months of the refusal period)
  Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Norway, Oman, Poland, Republic of Korea, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan.
(b) Article 5(2)(c) of the Protocol (possible notification of refusals based on an opposition after the 18-month time limit)
  Australia, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Lithuania, Norway, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America.
(c) Article 8(7)(a) of the Protocol (individual fees)
  Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Benelux, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Oman, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, San Marino, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam.
(d) Article 9quater of the Agreement and Protocol (Common Office of several Contracting States)
  Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands.
(e) Article 14(2)(d) of the Agreement (in respect of international registrations effected under the Agreement prior to the date of accession of the Contracting Party concerned, no subsequent designation)
  None.
(f) Article 14(5) of the Protocol (in respect of international registrations effected under the Protocol prior to the date of accession of the Contracting Party concerned, no subsequent designation)
  Estonia, Namibia, Turkey.
(g) Rule 7(1), as in force before October 4, 2001 (presentation of subsequent designations through the Office of origin)
  None.
(h) Rule 7(2) (declaration of intention to use the mark)
  Ireland, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States of America.
(i) Rule 17(5)(d) (notwithstanding the fact that all procedures before the Office may not have been completed, notification to the International Bureau by the Office of decisions concerning refusals)
  Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Slovakia, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic.
(j) Rule 17(5)(e) (ex officio provisional refusals not open to review before the Office)
  China, Madagascar.
(k) Rule 20bis(6)(a) (recording of licenses not provided for in the domestic law, so that the recording of licenses in the International Register has no effect)
  Australia, Germany.
(l) Rule 20bis(6)(b) (recording of licenses provided for in the domestic law, but the recording of licenses in the International Register has no effect)
  China, Georgia, Greece, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Singapore.
(m) Rule 34(2)(b) (the Office accepts to collect and forward fees to the International Bureau)
  Armenia, Australia, Benelux, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Ireland, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Mongolia, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Viet Nam.
(n) Rule 34(3)(a) (individual fee payable in two parts)
  Cuba, Ghana, Japan.

More detailed information on the above mentioned declarations may be found in the Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol (WIPO Publication No. 455). This guide is also available on WIPO's website at: http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/guide/

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