Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 226
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Notification by the Republic of Turkey: Withdrawal of Declaration Concerning Article 14(5) of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to refer to the deposit, on October 1, 1998, by the Government of the Republic of Turkey, 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, with the following declaration: "[I]n accordance with Article 14(5) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), the protection resulting from any international registration effected under this Protocol before the date of entry into force of this Protocol with respect to the Republic of Turkey cannot be extended to it" (see Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 110 of October 1, 1998).

In this respect, the Director General has the honor to notify that the Government of the Republic of Turkey has deposited, on October 31, 2019, a notification withdrawing the above-mentioned declaration.

October 31, 2019