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The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks
Objectives, Main Features, Advantages
The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks is governed by two treaties: the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, which dates from 1891, and the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement, which was adopted in 1989, entered into force on December 1, 1995, and came into operation on April 1, 1996. Common Regulations under the Agreement and Protocol also came into force on that date. The Madrid System is administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which maintains the International Register and publishes the WIPO Gazette of International Marks.
Publication year: 2016
Study on Accession to the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks
The Study aims to support WIPO's objective of increasing the use of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks by providing information relevant to policymakers contemplating accession to the System or promoting its use.
Publication year: 2014
International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks (Vienna Classification) 7th edition
The Vienna Classification (VCL), established by the Vienna Agreement (1973), is an international classification of the figurative elements of marks.
Publication year: 2012
Intellectual Property as a Policy Tool for Development
The Ethiopian Fine Coffee Designations Trade Marking & Licensing Initiative Experience
This study was commissioned by WIPO to examine the Ethiopian Fine Coffee Designations Trade Marking & Licensing Initiative. It highlights the experience gained and identifies the lessons that may be learned by Ethiopia and countries at similar stages of development. The study contributes to overcoming the prevailing erroneous perception in low-income developing countries and least developed countries that intellectual property is a matter for the developed world only, contributes to reorienting their development policies.
Publication year: 2011
Nice Classification - Part II
The Nice Classification (NCL), established by the Nice Agreement (1957), is an international classification of goods and services applied for the registration of marks. The authentic texts of the Nice Classification (in English and in French) are published online by WIPO. By decision of the Committee of Experts, the paper publication has been discontinued, the 10th edition, published in June 2011, being the last printed edition.
Nice Classification - Part I
Classification de Nice - Version bilingue anglais/français (10th éd.)
Records of the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Revised Trademark Law Treaty - Singapore, 2006
These records include the texts of the Treaty, the Regulations and the Model International Forms as well as the Final Act, the Basic Proposal and a comparison of the texts of the Trademark Law Treaty (done at Geneva on October 27, 1994) and the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks and the Regulations Thereunder.
Publication year: 2010
World Intellectual Property Organization: 1992 - 2007
The publication highlights the activities of WIPO from 1992 to 2007.
Publication year: 2007
WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook
This is a general reference work on all aspects of intellectual property, including international treaties and conventions, analyses of all fields of intellectual property, its administration, enforcement and teaching, technological and legal developments, and WIPO's work in its Member States. It covers issues including electronic commerce, biotechnology, traditional knowledge and management of copyright and related rights and WIPO's vision and approaches to meet new challenges with a widening circle of partners. Can be used as a key reference work by creators, innovators, intellectual property lawyers, government officials, university teachers and students.
Publication year: 2004