Breaking news – Brazil is on the way to access the Madrid Protocol

brazil-3001462_960_720.pngMarques Class 46 reports about the forthcoming accession of Brazil to the Madrid Protocol for international registration of trademarks. The bill for that purpose has already been approved by the Parliament. Now The Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is expected to sign it in order Brazil to access the Madrid System.

This is a huge step for the country when it comes to trademark registration and it is a significant convenience for all companies that have an interest in the local market. The reason is that through Madrid Protocol you can register a trademark for Brazil easier and cheaper. Brazil is one of the few big economies that haven’t been part of the Madrid system so far. Fortunately, this will be changed as it is in the case of Canada too.

For more information here.

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Canada joins three key agreements regarding international trademark protection

pexels-photo-756790.jpegWIPO reports for the accession of Canada to three important agreements for international protection of trademarks – the Madrid Protocol, Nice Agreement and the Singapore Treaty.

This by itself is a big relief and good news for every trademark applicant, especially an international one because until now Canada has been the last country, member of G8, which didn’t sign these agreements that facilitate significantly the process of trademark protection around the world.

All above-mentioned agreements will enter into force for the country on 17.06.2019, a date after which it will be possible for Canada to be designated in applications for international trademarks.

Samoa joins The Madrid Protocol for international registration of trademarks

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WIPO informs about the Somoa accession to the Madrid Protocol for international registration of trademarks. In that way, the participating Member States become 103. According to the information Samoa will require individual fees for such marks as well as every license for an international trademark will have to be registered with the local Patent Office.

The Protocol will enter into force for the country on 04.03.2019.

For more information here.

Samoa joins the Madrid Protocol

samoa-1138775_960_720WIPO informs about the accession of Samoa to the Madrid Protocol for international registration of trademarks. The Protocol will enter into force for the country on 04.03.2019. After this date, the country can be designated into applications for international marks.

For more information here.

Gambia joins the Madrid protocol

imagesWIPO reports about the accession of Gambia to the Madrid protocol concerning international registration of trademarks. The Protocol will enter into force for the country on 18.12.2015 when applicants for international marks will be able to designate Gambia in their applications.

More information here.