World Intellectual Property Organization

Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 70
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Entry into Force

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him that the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted at Madrid on June 27, 1989 ("Madrid Protocol (1989)") will enter into force on December 1, 1995, with respect to the following four States: Kingdom of Spain, Kingdom of Sweden, People’s Republic of China, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

As stated in Article 14(4)(a) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), the said Protocol shall enter into force three months after four instruments of accession or ratification, acceptance, approval or accession have been deposited, provided that at least one of those instruments has been deposited by a country party to the Madrid (Stockholm) Agreement and at least one other of those instruments has been deposited by a State not party to the Madrid (Stockholm) Agreement or by any of the Organizations referred to in Article14(1)(b) of the said Protocol.

Instruments of ratification or accession to the said Protocol were deposited:

- on April 17, 1991, by the Kingdom of Spain, a State party to the Madrid (Stockholm) Agreement
- on December 30, 1994, by the Kingdom of Sweden, a State not party to the Madrid (Stockholm) Agreement
- on April 6, 1995, by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a State not party to the Madrid (Stockholm) Agreement
- on September 1, 1995, by the People’s Republic of China, a State party to the Madrid (Stockholm) Agreement.

The date of December 1, 1995, is three months after the deposit of the fourth of the said instruments of ratification or accession, it being noted that each of the two conditions set forth in the proviso of Article 14(4)(a) of the said Protocol has been fulfilled.

The date on which the said Protocol will become operational will be notified in due course.

September 11, 1995

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