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Dez 13, 2018 (Newsletter Issue 21/18)
Samoa
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Accession to Madrid Protocol


On December 4, 2018, the Government of Samoa deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol.

The deposit includes declarations under Articles 5(2)(b) and (c) of the Protocol (extension of the refusal period to 18 months and beyond for oppositions), Article 8(7) of the Protocol (individual fees), and Rule 20bis(6)(b) (recording of licenses in the International Register has no effect in Samoa), of the Common Regulations.

Furthermore, Samoa has made notifications, in accordance with new Rule 40(6) of the Common Regulations, concerning new Rules 27bis(1) (division of international registrations) and 27ter(2) (merger of international registrations resulting from the recording of the division of an international registration).

The Protocol will enter into force for Samoa on March 4, 2019.


Source: www.wipo.int