On 1 November 2023 and 1 November 2024 important changes to the Madrid System will enter into force.
The most significant changes entering into force on 1 November 2023 are:
- Obligation to notify time limits and their calculation.
- Minimum time limit to respond to a provisional refusal.
- Consequences of failure of national trade mark offices to meet the new requirements concerning notifications of time limits.
- Names and addresses of owners of earlier rights and their representatives.
An important change entering into force on 1 November 2024 concerns the communications from national trade mark offices not covered under the Regulations under the Madrid Protocol (“Regulations”). Read more