World Intellectual Property Organization

Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 176
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Accession by the Republic of Madagascar

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Republic of Madagascar, on January 28, 2008, of its instrument of accession to 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 instrument contained the following declaration:

    - in accordance with Article 5(2)(d) of the Madrid Protocol (1989) and pursuant to Article 5(2)(b), the time limit of one year to exercise the right to notify a refusal of protection referred to in Article 5(2)(a), is replaced by 18 months.

The Madrid Protocol (1989) will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Madagascar, on April 28, 2008.

January 28, 2008

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