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Jan 28, 2021 (Newsletter Issue 2/21)
United Kingdom
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Extension of Several Treaties and Agreements to Guernsey and/or Isle of Man

On December 23, 2020, the United Kingdom of Great Britain (UK) and Northern Ireland deposited the following declarations with WIPO for the international relations of which the UK is responsible:

- in accordance with Article 62(3) of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the United Kingdom's ratification of the PCT (see PCT Notification No. 13), shall be extended to Guernsey;

- the United Kingdom's ratification of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Geneva Act) (see Hague Notification No. 133), shall be extended to Guernsey;

- in accordance with Article 13 of the Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs (Locarno Agreement), the United Kingdom's accession to the Locarno Agreement (see Locarno Notification No. 55), shall be extended to the Isle of Man; and

- in accordance with Article 13 of the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Agreement), that the United Kingdom's ratification of the Nice Agreement (see Nice Notification No. 45), shall be extended to Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

The said declarations shall enter into force, with respect to the territories as stipulated in the respective declarations, on March 23, 2021.

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