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Mexico joins the International Trademark´s Madrid Protocol

Accession to the Madrid Protocol: Mexico


1. On November 19, 2012, the Government of Mexico deposited with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (“the Protocol”). The Protocol will enter into force, with respect to Mexico, on February 19, 2013.

2. The said instrument of accession was accompanied by the following declarations:

– the declaration referred to in Article 5(2)(b) of the Protocol, whereby the time limit of one year to notify a provisional refusal of protection is replaced by 18 months;

– the declaration referred to in Article 8(7)(a) of the Protocol, whereby Mexico wishes to receive an individual fee where it is designated in an international application, in a designation subsequent to an international registration or in respect of the renewal of an international registration (instead of a share in the revenue produced by the supplementary and complementary fees). The amounts, in Swiss francs, of the said individual fee will be the subject of a separate information notice.

3. Accession to the Protocol by Mexico brings the number of Contracting Parties of the Protocol to 88 and the total number of Contracting Parties of the Madrid system to 89