>[14.Aug.19] Trademarks - Accession to the Madrid Protocol
Source: WIPO [adapted]

On 02.Jul.2019 the Government of Brazil deposited with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (“the Madrid Protocol”). The Madrid Protocol will enter into force in Brazil on 02.Oct.2019.

The instrument of accession was accompanied by several declarations, among which: (i) stating the time limit of 18 months to notify a provisional refusal of protection, in case the application has an Opposition the time limit may increase; (ii) declaration whereby Brazil wants to receive an individual fee when it is designated in an international application, or in a renewal registration; (iii) the protection resulting from any international registration under the Protocol before the date on which this treaty enters into force cannot be extended to it; (iv) the recording of licenses made in the International Registration will have no effect in Brazil, which must be recorded directly with the INPI/BR.

With the accession of Brazil to the Madrid Protocol, the number of Contracting Parties of this treaty and members of the Madrid Union is now 105.

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