World Intellectual Property Organization

Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 198
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Accession by the United Mexican States

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Government of the United Mexican States, on November 19, 2012, 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)"), as amended on October 3, 2006, and on November 12, 2007.  The said instrument contained the following declarations:

    - in accordance with Article 5(2)(d) and pursuant to Article 5(2)(b) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), 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;  

    - in accordance with Article 8(7)(a) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), the United Mexican States, 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 United Mexican States, on February 19, 2013.

November 19, 2012

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