Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 221
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Accession by the Republic of Malawi
The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Republic of Malawi, on September 25, 2018, 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)"), as amended on October 3, 2006, and on November 12, 2007. The said instrument contained the following declaration:
- in accordance with Article 5(2)(b) of the Madrid Protocol, the time limit for a notification of refusal in respect of international registrations made under the Madrid Protocol will be 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.
The Madrid Protocol (1989) will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Malawi, on December 25, 2018.
September 25, 2018