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MONDAY, 6 AUGUST 2018
Canada and the Madrid Protocol
As Class 99 reported last month, Canada has recently joined the Hague Agreement on the Registration of Industrial Designs.
Now there is news from WIPO that the country is preparing to join the Madrid Protocol:
Canada is now close to joining the Madrid System. After years of hard work involving stakeholders at the national level, Canada is now fine-tuning regulatory requirements and communicating with WIPO regarding IT tools for the implementation of e-services for filing.
On the future accession of Canada to the Madrid System, Mr. Mesmin Pierre, Director General, Trademarks Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office said: “We expect to be joining the treaty, in fact, in early 2019.”
You can see an interview with Mesmin Pierre, conducted at the INTA Annual Meeting in Seattle, here.
We will bring more news regarding the accession as soon as we have it.
Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 15.01
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