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Jan 14, 2021 (Newsletter Issue 1/21)
United Kingdom
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Extension of UK International Registrations to Gibraltar and Guernsey

On October 1, 2020, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland deposited a declaration with WIPO stating that the United Kingdom’s ratification of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks shall be extended to the territories of Gibraltar and the Bailiwick of Guernsey, as from January 1, 2021.

The Protocol will apply to Gibraltar in respect of designations of the United Kingdom in international registrations and in subsequent designations bearing a date of January 1, 2021, or later.

Applicants and holders may designate the Bailiwick of Guernsey in international applications and in subsequent designations bearing a date of January 1, 2021, or later. The IP Office of the Registrar in Guernsey will be the Office of the designated Contracting Party in respect of any designation of the Bailiwick of Guernsey recorded in the International Register. It will also be the Office of origin for international applications originating of Guernsey.

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