Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 209
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Declaration by the Republic of Zimbabwe

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments and has the honor to refer to the deposit by the Republic of Zimbabwe, on December 11, 2014, of its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted at Madrid on June 27, 1989 ("Madrid Protocol (1989)"). Please see the Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 204, dated December 11, 2014, for ease of reference.

In this respect, the Director General of WIPO has the honor to notify that the Republic of Zimbabwe has deposited, on October 7, 2015, the following declaration:

- in accordance with Article 5(2)(d) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), under Article 5(2)(b) of the Protocol, the time limit of one year to exercise the right to notify a refusal of protection referred to in Article 5(2)(a) thereof is replaced by 18 months and under Article 5(2)(c) of the said Protocol, when a refusal of protection may result from an opposition to the granting of protection, such refusal may be notified to the International Bureau after the expiry of the 18-month time limit; and

- in accordance with Article 8(7)(a) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), the Republic of Zimbabwe, in connection with each international registration in which it is mentioned under Article 3ter of the said Protocol, and in connection with the renewal of any such international registration, wants to receive, instead of a share in the revenue produced by the supplementary and complementary fees, an individual fee.

The said declaration will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Zimbabwe, on January 7, 2016.

October 7, 2015