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Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol

The 2014 edition of the Guide is available in a single pdf (2.21 MB) and in smaller PDF files split up per topic:

Previous editions of the Guide

  • 2009 pdf | 2008 pdf

Part A

Introduction pdf

  • The Guide
  • The Madrid System: Basic Features
  • Becoming Party to the Agreement or Protocol
  • Declarations and Modifications by Contracting Parties
  • Fee Reduction for Applicants from Least Developed Countries
  • Further Information about the Madrid System
  • Public Information about International Registrations

Part B: Procedure

Chapter I: General pdf

  • Introduction
  • Communications with the International Bureau
  • Payment of Fees to the International Bureau
  • Representation before the International Bureau

Part B: Procedure (continued)

Chapter II: The International Procedure pdf

  • Introduction
  • The International Application
  • The International Registration
  • Refusal of Protection
  • Subsequent Designation
  • Changes in the International Registration
  • Renewal of International Registration
  • Dependence and Independence
  • Facts in Contracting Parties Affecting International Registrations
  • Continuation of Effects of International Registrations in Certain Successor States

Part C

Annexes

  • Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks pdf
  • Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks pdf
  • Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to that Agreement pdf
  • Administrative Instructions under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to that Agreement pdf
  • Conditions for Opening, Using and Closing a Current Account at WIPO

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