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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Jun 14, 2017 (Newsletter Issue 11/17)
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Common Regulations under Madrid Agreement and Protocol Amended

WIPO informs that the amendments to Rules 12, 25, 26, 27 and 32 of the Common Regulations under Madrid Agreement and Protocol and item 7.4 of the Schedule of Fees will enter into force on July 1, 2017.

- Control by the International Bureau of WIPO of the classification of limitations to the list of goods and services made in international applications (Rule 12).
- New requirement to list the goods and services in a request for the recording of a limitation according to the numbers of the classes contained in the international registration (Rules 25 to 27).
- New recording to introduce in the international registration indications concerning the legal nature of the holder or to change those indications (Rules 25 to 27, 32 and item 7.4 of the Schedule of Fees).

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