WIPO reports about a new feature of its trademark database eMadrid. Now if you search for international trademarks and you click on a result from the list, a new page will be opened where you can see brief information for the mark on the top. Below you can spot a new tab called DESIGNATION STATUS, where you can find information about the status of the mark in every designated country.
WIPO reports about the accession of Belize to the Madrid Protocol for international registration of trademarks. The Protocol will come into force for the country on 24.02.2023, a date after which the country will be able to be designated in applications for such marks.
The country has made some declarations, two of which are that potential refusals for registration can be issued for up to 18 months as well as that there will be individual fees for the designation of Belize.