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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
WIPO Re:Search - Sharing Innovation in the Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases
This flyer briefly outlines the database, partnership, and the supporting services of WIPO Re:Search
Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore: A Guide for Countries in Transition
This Guide intends to provide information for policy-makers, heads of intellectual property (IP) offices, and other decision-makers in countries in transition, on issues they need to consider before putting a legal framework in place. It aims to raise awareness of existing methods for the legal protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, as well as to improve understanding of the interrelations, at international, regional and national levels, between the IP system, on the one hand, and traditional knowledge/traditional cultural expressions and their implications for economic, social, cultural and technical development, on the other hand.
Publication year: 2013
International Classification for Industrial Designs (Locarno Class - 10th Edition)
The Locarno Classification (LOC), established by the Locarno Agreement (1968), is an international classification used for the purposes of the registration of industrial designs. The tenth edition of the LOC came into force on January 1, 2014.
Norwegian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Intellectual Property Rights System : Exploration and Analysis
The study provides an overview of the Norwegian national innovation system with a special focus on SMEs and their use of the intellectual property system. The study provides valuable empirical data on patent and trademark applications by size, location and sector. The methodology and analysis used in the study and its conclusions and recommendations, while focusing on the Norwegian situation, will be of great interest to all those concerned with ensuring that SMEs are able to make the most effective use of the tools available to them through the intellectual property system.
Model Intellectual Property Policy for Universities and Research Institutions
This tool facilitates the efforts of Universities to elaborate their own Intellectual Property policies on the rights related to the protection and exploitation, the obtainment and transfer of intellectual products and the manner of determination of the author's share in the fees and other revenues arising from the exploitation of the product, as well as enhancing the moral acknowledgement of authors.
Publication year: 2012
National Study on Intellectual Property and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in India - Under the WIPO Development Agenda Project
The National Study on Intellectual Property and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises - India, under the WIPO Development Agenda is a study that has relied on information and data collected through surveys, annual reports of the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications, Government of India; publications of Government of India, other published research reports and studies and interviews and opinions of experts.
The World Intellectual Property Organization Traditional Knowledge Documentation Toolkit
The Documentation Toolkit assists holders of traditional knowledge – in particular, indigenous peoples and local communities – in identifying and defending their intellectual property-related interests when their traditional knowledge is documented or otherwise recorded.
The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to that Agreement: Objectives, Main Features, Advantages