World Intellectual Property Organization

Seminar on the Madrid System
of International Registration
of Marks

organized by the
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Geneva, April 1 and 2, 2004


PROGRAM

Thursday, April 1, 2004

9.30 – 10.00

Registration

   

10.00 – 11.15

Basic Features of the Madrid System

  • Basic Features
  • Relationship between the Agreement and the Protocol: The Safeguard Clause
  • Update on Recent Developments
  • Advantages of the Madrid System for Users

11.15 – 11.45

Coffee

11.45 – 13.00

Preparing the International Application

  • Entitlement to File an International Application
  • Languages
  • Representation before the International Bureau

13.00 – 14.30

Lunch

14.30 – 15.45

Application and Examination

  • Contents of the International Application
  • Examination by the Office of Origin
  • Examination by the International Bureau and Irregularities

15.45 – 16.15

Coffee

16.15 – 17.30

International Registration

  • Effects of the International Registration
  • Refusals and Responding to Refusals
  • Invalidation

 

Friday, April 2, 2004

 

 

9.30 – 10.45

Managing an International Registration I

  • Subsequent Designations
  • Change in Ownership
  • Limitation; Renunciation; Cancellation

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee

11.15 – 12.30

Managing an International Registration II

  • Recording of Licenses and Restrictions on the Right of Disposal
  • Replacement under Article 4bis
  • Ceasing of Effect of the Basic Application or of the Basic Registration
  • Transformation
  • Term of Protection; Renewal

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.15

Information Concerning International Registrations

  • The Gazette; Madrid-Express; ROMARIN

15.15 – 15.45

Coffee

15.45 – 16.45

Comparison between the Madrid System and the Community trademark

16.45 – 17.00

Conclusion

 

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