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How to manage your Registration: License

To record a license in respect of some or all of the designated Contracting Parties, use form MM13. No supporting documents, such as copies of the license agreement, should be sent to the International Bureau.

Australia, Germany and New Zealand have declared that their laws do not provide for the recording of trademark licenses. Accordingly, the recording of licenses in the International Register has no effect in those countries.

China, Colombia, Georgia, Greece, India, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Singapore have declared that the formalities required for the recording of a license relating to the international registration of a mark in those countries must be completed directly with their national Office, according to their respective legislation.

For further information on licenses, please refer to paragraphs B.II.93.01 to 99.04 of the Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol.

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