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Jan 27, 2022 (Newsletter Issue 1/22)
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Jamaica Accedes to the Madrid Protocol

On December 27, 2021, WIPO notified the deposit by the Government of Jamaica of its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol.

The said instrument contained the following declarations:
- The time limit for refusal of a trademark is extended to 18 months. Notifications of refusal based on opposition are possible after the expiry of this period.
- Jamaica wishes to receive an individual fee when it is designated in an international application, in a subsequent designation, and with respect to renewal of an international registration. The amount will be determined in a separate notice.
- Any provisional refusal notified to WIPO will be subject to a review by the Office of Jamaica, and the decision taken may be the subject of a further review or appeal before that Office (Rule 17(5)(d) of the Regulations under the Madrid Protocol).

The Madrid Protocol (1989) will enter into force, with respect to Jamaica, on March 27, 2022.