Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 213
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Declaration by Antigua and Barbuda

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments and has the honor to refer to the deposit by Antigua and Barbuda, on December 17, 1999, 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)")  (see Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 121, dated December 17, 1999).

In this respect, the Director General of WIPO has the honor to notify that Antigua and Barbuda has deposited, on January 9, 2017, the following declaration:

- in accordance with 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, and;  under Article 5(2)(c) of the said Protocol, when a refusal of protection may result from an opposition to the granting of protection, such refusal may be notified to the International Bureau after the expiry of the 18-month time limit; and

- in accordance with Article 8(7)(a) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), Antigua and Barbuda, 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 said declaration will enter into force, with respect to Antigua and Barbuda, on April 9, 2017.

January 9, 2017