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Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol (2009)
This Guide is primarily intended for applicants and holders of international registrations of marks, as well as officials of the competent administrations of the Member States of the Madrid Union. It leads them through the various steps of the international registration procedure and explains the essential provisions of the Madrid Agreement, the Madrid Protocol and the Common Regulations.
Publication year: 2009
Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol (2008)
Publication year: 2008
Trademarks Comic Book
This comic book narrates the adventures of four adolescents, who learn what trademarks are and how they and society at large can benefit from them. While the WIPO comic books are primarily geared towards students from 8 to 12 years' old, higher-level students and adults have found them useful in providing a basic understanding of IP issues.
Publication year: 2004
Joint Recommendation Concerning Provisions on the Protection of Marks, and Other Industrial Property Rights in Signs, on the Internet
The provisions aim at providing a clear legal framework for trademark owners who wish to use their marks on the Internet and to participate in the development of electronic commerce. They are intended to facilitate the application of existing laws relating to marks, and other industrial property rights in signs on the Internet.
Publication year: 2002
Joint Recommendation Concerning Provisions on the Protection of Well-Known Marks
The Recommendation is the first implementation of WIPO's policy to adapt to the pace of change in the field of industrial property by considering new options for accelerating the development of international harmonized common principles. It provides a set of guidelines for the protection of well-known marks that are recommended to States.
Publication year: 2000
Joint Recommendation Concerning Trademark Licenses
The Joint Recommendation aims at harmonizing and simplifying the formal requirements for the records of trademark licenses and therefore supplements the Trademark Law Treaty (TLT) of October 27, 1994, which is designed to streamline and harmonize formal requirements set by national or regional offices for the filing of national or regional trademark applications, the records of changes, and the renewal of trademark registrations.
Vienna Agreement establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
The Vienna Agreement establishes a classification for marks which consist of or contain figurative elements. The competent offices of the Contracting States must indicate in the official documents and publications relating to registrations and renewals of marks the appropriate symbols of the Classification.
Publication year: 1997
Trademark Law Treaty (TLT)
The aim of the TLT is to make national and regional trademark registration systems more user-friendly. This is achieved through the simplification and harmonization of procedures thus making the procedure safe for the owners of marks and their representatives.
Publication year: 1994
All States which are party to the Treaty are under the obligation to protect the Olympic symbol - five interlaced rings - against use for commercial purposes (in advertisements, on goods, as a mark, etc.) without the authorization of the International Olympic Committee.
Publication year: 1981
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
The Convention applies to industrial property in the widest sense, including patents, marks, industrial designs, utility models (a kind of "small patent" provided for by the laws of some countries), trade names (designations under which an industrial or commercial activity is carried on), geographical indications (indications of source and appellations of origin) and the repression of unfair competition.
Publication year: 1979