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January 1, 2010 Vol. 65 No. 1 Back to Bulletin Main Page

SUDAN: Accession to Madrid Protocol

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presented his compliments and noted the deposit by the Government of the Republic of the Sudan, on November 16, 2009, of its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted in Madrid on June 27, 1989 (Madrid Protocol).

According to WIPO, the Madrid Protocol will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of the Sudan, on February 16, 2010.

Both the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol constitute the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks. This system gives a trademark owner the possibility to have his mark protected in several countries by simply filing one application with a single office, in one language, with one set of fees in one currency (Swiss francs).


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