Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 233
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Notification by the Republic of Namibia: 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 and has the honor to refer to the deposit, on March 31, 2004, by the Government of the Republic of Namibia, 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 the said Protocol before the date of entry into force of the said Protocol with respect to the Republic of Namibia cannot be extended to it" (see Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 157 of March 31, 2004).

In this respect, the Director General has the honor to notify that the Government of the Republic of Namibia has deposited, on February 16, 2022, a notification withdrawing the above-mentioned declaration.

February 16, 2022