TLT Notification No. 27
Trademark Law Treaty

Ratification by the Kingdom of Spain

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 Kingdom of Spain, on December 17, 1998, of its instrument of ratification of the Trademark Law Treaty (TLT), done at Geneva on October 27, 1994.

The instrument was accompanied by the reservation, pursuant to Article 21(1), that, notwithstanding Article 11, "derivative marks or applications for such marks may not be assigned independently but only with the principal mark, the assignment or licence of which shall constitute also that of the marks derived from it."

The instrument was also accompanied by the following declarations:

- the declaration, pursuant to Article 22(1)(a), that, notwithstanding Article 3(5), "an application may be filed only in respect of goods or services which belong to one class of the Nice Classification";

- the declaration, pursuant to Article 22(1)(c), that, notwithstanding Article 7(1), "no application may be divided";

- the declaration, pursuant to Article 22(2), that, notwithstanding Article 4(3)(b), "a power [of representation] may only relate to one application or one registration";

- the declaration, pursuant to Article 22(5), that, notwithstanding Article 13(4)(iii), "the furnishing of a declaration and evidence concerning use of the mark may be required on the occasion of renewal."

The Trademark Law Treaty will enter into force, with respect to the Kingdom of Spain, on March 17, 1999.

December 17, 1998