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07-25-2017 (Newsletter Issue 14/17)
Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol
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Simplified Procedure for Changes in Legal Nature

WIPO informs that the first of several important amendments to the Madrid System’s Common Regulations has taken place.

Starting from July 1, 2017, holders of an international registrationare now able to introduce or change information concerning their legal nature, as well as request changes to the name and address on record with WIPO, using a single Form MM9.

In the past, a holder’s legal nature and the territory under which this (legal entity) holder is organized could only be indicated in an international application, subsequent designation or in a request for change in ownership (Form MM5).