Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 41
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Accession by the People's Republic of China

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 China on July 4, 1989, of its instrument of accession to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks of April 14, 1891, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and as amended on October 2, 1979.

The said instrument of accession contains the following declarations:

"1. Re Article 3bis: the protection resulting from the international registration shall extend to China only at the express request of the proprietor of the mark;

"2. Re Article 14(2)(d): except in the case of international marks which have already been the subject in China of an earlier identical national registration still in force, and which shall be immediately recognized upon the request of the interested parties, application of this Act shall be limited to marks registered from the date on which this accession enters into force." (Translation)

The People's Republic of China 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 China, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on October 4, 1989. On that date, the People's Republic of China will become a member of the Madrid Union.

July 4, 1989