World Intellectual Property Organization

Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 100
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Ratification by the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Acceptance by the Kingdom of the Netherlands

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, on November  28, 1997, of its instrument of acceptance, and by the Kingdom of Belgium, on December 22, 1997, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, on January 1, 1998, of their instruments of ratification of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted at Madrid on June 27, 1989 ("Madrid Protocol (1989)").

The said instruments were accompanied by the following declarations:

  • regarding Article 8(7)(a) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), the Governments of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands declare that, in connection with each international registration in which they are mentioned under Article 3ter of the said Protocol, and in connection with the renewal of any such international registration, they want to receive, instead of a share in the revenue produced by the supplementary and complementary fees, an individual fee;
  • regarding Article 9quater, the Benelux Trademark Office shall be the common Office for the "Benelux territory," meaning the whole of the territories of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which shall be deemed to be a single State. Further, the instrument of acceptance of the Kingdom of the Netherlands states that it applies to the Kingdom in Europe.

The Madrid Protocol (1989) will enter into force, with respect to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, on April 1, 1998.

January 1, 1998

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