World Intellectual Property Organization

Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 95
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Accession by the Republic of Lithuania

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 Republic of Lithuania, on August 15, 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 accession was accompanied by a declaration, in accordance with Article 5(2)(d) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), 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 and that, under Article 5(2)(c) of the said Protocol, where refusal of protection may result from an opposition to the granting of protection, such refusal may be notified after the expiry of the 18-month time limit.

The Madrid Protocol (1989) will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Lithuania, on November 15, 1997.

August 15, 1997

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