Monday, November 13 2023   \  Published by K&L Gates.

WIPO Updates Deadlines for Responses to Provisional Refusals

WIPO Updates Deadlines for Responses to Provisional Refusals

Businesses seeking registration of trade marks overseas will have greater clarity on deadlines for responding to provisional refusals, following an update by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). As of 1 November 2023, local intellectual property offices are required to give the holders of Madrid System international trade mark registrations (IR Holders) a minimum period of 60 days or two months to respond to provisional refusals.

International Trade Mark Registrations

At a high level, the Madrid System provides a mechanism for filing trade mark applications in multiple countries in a more streamlined fashion than individual local applications. From a single international trade mark application filed with WIPO, IR Holders can designate multiple countries in which they wish to pursue registration. Read more

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