Changes regarding the forms used in connection with international trademark applications

wipo-logoWIPO reports about a significant change in the forms used for applications of international trademarks after accession of Algeria to the Madrid Protocol. According to the news:

“For practical purposes, the Madrid System now operates as a single treaty system, introducing a number of practical changes that streamline the process for the registration and management of marks.

Chief among these changes is the requirement to file all international applications using the MM2 International Application form. Forms MM1 and MM3 are no longer applicable and will not be available on the Madrid website. Any international application filed using forms MM1 or MM3 on or after October 31, 2015 will be considered irregular in accordance with the Common Regulations.”