MONDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2017
Madrid Monitor, e-Renewal update and Indonesia becomes 100th member
MARQUES is pleased to inform readers about three important developments relating to the Madrid Protocol, which were recently shared by WIPO.
Moving to Madrid Monitor
Madrid Monitor will become WIPO’s only tool for tracking international trade mark applications and registrations from 1st December, replacing ROMARIN, Madrid e-Alert and Madrid Realtime Status.
To support users in the transition, WIPO has created training videos demonstrating Madrid Monitor. The eight-part tutorial series is now available in English on WIPO’s website. It covers doing simple and advanced searches, viewing and downloading trade mark records, saving and sharing search reports and obtaining real-time updates, among other things.
Madrid e-Renewal update
WIPO recently updated the Madrid e-Renewal Service. Now, when you submit a renewal request through this e-service, you will receive a single confirmation receipt with all the details of the renewal request, and other information. This includes: the IR number and WIPO reference number; all designated Contracting Parties included in the renewal request; and the estimated renewal fee and selected payment method (the actual cost may change following examination of the renewal request and determination of the classes of goods and services).
The e-Renewal confirmation provides a simple record of your renewal transaction while you wait for the renewal certificate.
More information, including examples, is available on the Madrid e-Renewal page.
Indonesia becomes 100th member
Indonesia deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol on 2nd October, making it the 100th member of the Madrid Union, and the eighth member from ASEAN.
The Protocol will enter into force for Indonesia on 2nd January 2018. The deposit was made by HE Dr Yasonna Laoly, Minister for Law and Human Rights (pictured with WIPO Director General Francis Gurry).
Indonesia has made declarations under Article 5(2)(b) of the Protocol (extension of refusal period to 18 months) and Rule 20bis(6)(b) of the Common Regulations (recording of licences in the International Register has no effect in Indonesia).
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