Madrid System: Upcoming Changes to Regulations and Administrative Instructions

07.02.2023 | 09:34

A number of changes to the Regulations under the Madrid Protocol, and the Administrative Instructions, will come into force on February 1, 2023.
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Currently, an international application must contain a graphic reproduction of your mark. From February 1, graphic reproductions will no longer be required, providing holders who wish to seek protection of non-traditional marks through the Madrid System with more flexibility.

You can file an international application for a sound mark, motion mark or other types of multi-media marks represented in digital format so long as the representation of your basic mark is in the same format.

For more information see WIPO website.