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Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

The Madrid Protocol together with the Madrid Agreement forms the primary international filing system for trademarks in multiple jurisdictions around the world. No international trademark is issued; rather it creates a bundle of national trademarks, which are centrally administered. The Protocol is based on the Agreement with some modifications favourable to trademark owners. It has provisions about protection through international registration, international application procedures and the effect of the international registration. Furthermore it describes the replacement of a national or regional registration by an international registration, as well as the refusal and invalidation of effects of international registration in respect of certain contracting parties; gives the period of validity of international registration; dependence and independence of international registration and the fees for international application and registration.

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: Geographical Indications
Making body: Contracting Parties
Law Type: International Agreement
Effective Start Date: 01 Dec 1995
Access available: Freely available
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