Tajikistan accedes to Madrid Protocol
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On March 31 2011 Tajikistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, which was adopted in Madrid on June 27 1989. The Madrid Protocol will enter into force in Tajikistan on June 30 2011.
According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Tajikistan made the following declarations when submitting the instrument of ratification:
- In accordance with Article 5 of the Madrid Protocol, Tajikistan has opted to extend the time limit to refuse protection to an international registration from 12 to 18 months; and
- In accordance with Article 8 of the Madrid Protocol, with regard to each international registration designating Tajikistan and the renewal of any such registration, Tajikistan has opted for the 'individual fee' system, instead of a share in the revenue produced by the supplementary and complementary fees.
Jelena Jankovic, PETOŠEVIC, Belgrade
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