Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 160
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Accession by the European Community
The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Council of the European Union, on July 1, 2004, of the instrument of accession of the European Community to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted at Madrid on June 27, 1989 ("Madrid Protocol (1989)") with the following declarations:
- in accordance with Article 5(2)(d) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), that, under Article 5(2)(b) of the said Protocol, the time limit of one year to exercise the right to notify a refusal of protection referred to in Article 5(2)(a) thereof is replaced by 18 months;
- the declaration that, in accordance with Article 8(7)(a) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), the European Community, in connection with each international registration in which it is mentioned under Article 3ter of the said Protocol, and in connection with the renewal of any such international registration, wants to receive, instead of a share in the revenue produced by the supplementary and complementary fees, an individual fee.
The Madrid Protocol (1989) will enter into force, with respect to the European Community, on October 1, 2004.
July 1, 2004