TLT Notification No. 59
Trademark Law Treaty

Accession by the Republic of Guatemala

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 the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Guatemala, on September 12, 2016, of its instrument of accession to the Trademark Law Treaty, done at Geneva on October 27, 1994.

The said instrument contained the following declaration:

"For the Republic of Guatemala, pursuant to the provisions of its domestic law, the Treaty shall apply to marks consisting of visible signs, including three-dimensional marks, which relate to products or services, or to both products and services.  However, it shall not apply to holograms, sound or scent marks, or collective and certification marks."

The Trademark Law Treaty will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Guatemala, on December 12, 2016.

September 12, 2016