• Madrid Highlights 1/2017

    Madrid Highlights 1/2017

    Madrid Highlights 1/2017 April 18, 2017   2016 Madrid System Statistics The Madrid System experienced another record year in 2016, with 52,550 applications filed – 7.2% more than in the previous year. Applicants from the United States of America filed the greatest number of these applications, followed by trademark owners... Continue reading

     
  • A Look Inside WIPO’s Classification Practices

    A Look Inside WIPO’s Classification Practices

    March 30, 2017 In an effort to better communicate internal policies on classification, WIPO has published Examination Guidelines Concerning the Classification of Goods and Services in International Applications (“Classification Guidelines”). The document serves a guide to the goods and services examination principles applied by our trademark examiners. Every international trademark... Continue reading

     
  • Need to Legalize an Extract? Ask WIPO!

    Need to Legalize an Extract? Ask WIPO!

    March 24, 2017 If you need authenticated copies of extracts from the International Register, WIPO can help. WIPO arranges legalization services for customers who need to present extracts in countries that do not participate in the Madrid System. (Legalization is not mandatory for extracts presented in a Contracting Party of... Continue reading

     
  • Strong growth in international trademark applications filed in 2016

    Strong growth in international trademark applications filed in 2016

    Geneva, March 15, 2017PR/2017/804 China’s ZTE Corporation overtook its crosstown rival Huawei Technologies as the biggest filer of international patent applications via WIPO in 2016 and U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc. claimed third position amid another year of strong demand for WIPO’s intellectual property filing services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs.... Continue reading

     
  • Madrid Registry Streamlines Customer Queries

    Madrid Registry Streamlines Customer Queries

    February 27, 2017 As part of ongoing efforts to improve customer service and user experience, we introduced a new Automatic Call Distribution system on Monday, February 27. Based on the nature of your inquiry, the call will be directed to the appropriate WIPO professional, who will ensure your question is... Continue reading

     
  • Madrid Goods & Services Manager Aligned with Latest Nice Classification Edition

    Madrid Goods & Services Manager Aligned with Latest Nice Classification Edition

    February 10, 2017 Last month Madrid Goods & Services Manager introduced several key updates, including over 1000 new terms and alignment of the database with the 11th edition of the Nice Classification. (iStockphoto.com/wutwhanfot) Before filing an international trademark application, the goods and services to be covered by the mark need... Continue reading

     
  • Year in Review: A Look Back at the Madrid System’s 125th Year

    Year in Review: A Look Back at the Madrid System’s 125th Year

    December 14, 2016 2016 marked the 125th anniversary of the Madrid System’s founding treaty, the Madrid Agreement. As the end of this landmark year approaches, here’s a look back at some of the Madrid System’s most notable achievements. Growing membership and commitment to accession by key trading markets Since the... Continue reading

     
  • Committee of Experts Approves 11th Edition of Nice Classification

    Committee of Experts Approves 11th Edition of Nice Classification

    November 16, 2016 The latest edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Classification) will enter into force on January 1, 2017, bringing with it a number of significant additions and amendments. Starting in the New Year, trademark owners will benefit... Continue reading

     
  • Madrid Highlights 3/2016

    Madrid Highlights 3/2016

    Madrid Highlights 3/2016 NOVEMBER 4, 2016   Madrid System welcomes Brunei Darussalam Brunei Darussalam acceded to the Madrid Protocol on October 6, 2016, making it the Madrid System’s 98th member. Brunei Darussalam made declarations under Articles 5(2)(b) and (c) of the Madrid Protocol. When the Madrid Protocol enters into force in Brunei... Continue reading

     
  • Madrid Union Assembly Takes Historic Decision

    Madrid Union Assembly Takes Historic Decision

    October 26, 2016 Earlier this month, the Madrid Union Assembly convened in Geneva for its 50th session, during which a landmark decision to freeze accessions to the Madrid Agreement was made. Deliberations also included the review of several reports and proposals, and the adoption of a number of amendments to... Continue reading

     
 
 
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