Sudan to Accede to Madrid Protocol

30 Nov 2009

GENEVA - The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presented his compliments and notified the deposit by the Government of the Republic of the Sudan, on November 16, 2009, of its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted in Madrid on June 27, 1989 ("Madrid Protocol (1989)").

According to the Organization, the Madrid Protocol (1989) will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of the Sudan, on February 16, 2010.

Both the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol constitute the Madrid System of International Registration of Marks. This system gives a trademark owner the possibility to have his mark protected in several countries by simply filing one application with a single office, in one language, with one set of fees in one currency (Swiss francs).

 



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