World Intellectual Property Organization

Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 88
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Ratification by the Swiss Confederation

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 Swiss Confederation, on February 1, 1997, 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 of ratification was accompanied by the following declarations:

  • in accordance with Article 5(2)(d) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), the Government of the Swiss Confederation declared 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;
  • in accordance with Article 8(7)(a) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), the said Government declared that, with respect to the Swiss Confederation, in connection with each international registration in which it is mentioned under Article 3ter of the said Protocol, and in connection with each renewal of any such international registration, it wants to receive, instead of a share in the revenue produced by the supplementary and complementary fee, an individual fee.

The Madrid Protocol (1989) will enter into force, with respect to the Swiss Confederation, on May 1, 1997.

February 1, 1997

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