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Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 36
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Accession by the People's Republic of Bulgaria

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him of the deposit by the Government of the People's Republic of Bulgaria on April 25, 1985, of its instrument of accession to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks of April 14, 1891, revised at Brussels on December 14, 1900, at Washington on June 2, 1911, at The Hague on November 6, 1925, at London on June 2, 1934, at Nice on June 15, 1957, at Stockholm on July 14, 1967.

The said instrument of accession contains the following declarations:

"1. Pursuant to Article 3bis(1) of the said Agreement (Stockholm Act), the People's Republic of Bulgaria declares that the protection resulting from the international registration shall extend to the People's Republic of Bulgaria only at the express request of the proprietor of the mark.

"2. Protection will be accorded in the People's Republic of Bulgaria after a compulsory examination of marks by the industrial property institution responsible for patents for invention.

"3. The People's Republic of Bulgaria considers that the provisions of Article 14(1) of the Madrid Agreement are incompatible with the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, adopted by resolution 1514(XV) of December 14, 1960, which proclaims the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations."

The People's Republic of Bulgaria has not heretofore been a member of the union for the International Registration of Marks ("Madrid Union"), founded by the Madrid Agreement.

The Madrid Agreement, as revised, will enter into force, with respect to the People's Republic of Bulgaria, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on August 1, 1985. On that date, the People's Republic of Bulgaria will become a member of the Madrid Union.

May 1, 1985