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Now in its twelfth year, Class 46 is dedicated to European trade mark law and practice. This weblog is written by a team of enthusiasts who want to spread the word and share their thoughts with others.

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THURSDAY, 21 APRIL 2016
France and her extensions: latest Madrid news

We have received the following information concerning France and her overseas territories. This information comes from our friends at WIPO and it runs liked this:

The National Industrial Property Institute of France (INPI) has provided information to the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on the French Overseas Territories which are covered by a designation of France or a designation of the European Union in an application for international registration or in a designation subsequent to the international registration.

Naturally our curiosity was piqued, so we clicked through to WIPO's Information Notice 18/2016.  By that notice, we discovered this:

1. The National Industrial Property Institute of France (INPI) has provided information to the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on the coverage of a designation of France through the Madrid Protocol and a designation of the European Union through the Madrid Protocol with regard to the French Overseas Territories.

Designation of France through the Madrid Protocol

2. A designation of France in international applications and in subsequent designations through the Madrid Protocol extends to French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Réunion, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin (French part), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, as well as Wallis and Futuna.

Designation of the European Union through the Madrid Protocol

3. In regard to France and its overseas territories, a designation of the European Union in international applications and in subsequent designations through the Madrid Protocol extends to France, French Guiana, French Polynesia (since July 29, 2001), French Southern and Antarctic Lands (since July 29, 2001), Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte (since July 29, 2001), New Caledonia (since July 29, 2001), Réunion, Saint Martin (French part), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, as well as Wallis and Futuna (since July 29, 2001).

4. Since January 1, 2012, this designation no longer extends to Saint Barthélemy [why has this Saint been singled out for this treatment when other Saints have not, we wonder ...].

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 18.59
Tags: France, French extensions, Madrid System,
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