New Madrid Amendments Come into Effect

World Intellectual Property Review reports that the latest amendments to the Madrid System entered into force on January 1 of this year.  The new changes to the Common Regulations, which govern the implementation of the Madrid System, were approved by the Madrid Union Assembly in Geneva in September 2014, and will govern the operations of the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).  The amendments principally cover application processes and international registrations, and also include updates to the Nice Classification (discussed in an earlier post here).  More details about the specific changes are discussed in the full article here, and in the December 2014 version of WIPO’s Madrid Highlights here.

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