With the International trademark it is possible to request the registration of a name (or an initials) in several countries of the world through a single procedure according to which submitting a single application obtains the same effect that would be obtained by filing a series of distinct requests in the individual states, with significant cost savings. The procedure is followed by the O.M.P.I. of Geneva and can be started only after registering a trademark in Italy, unlike what happens for the COMMUNITY TRADEMARK.If there is an absolute impediment to registration, OHIM must send a notification of provisional refusal to WIPO within 6 months following the republication. If there are no objections to registration, the Office issues a first information (declaration) on the granting of protection and sends it to WIPO. This declaration has an exclusively informative effect and is sent to the holder before being published and entered in the international register.
The calculation of taxes is very complex as it depends on multiple variables such as the number of States and the number of CLASSES OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES indicated. After being accepted, the international application is published in the CTM Bulletin. If the designation of the European Community is not accepted by OHIM, it can be converted into: National trademark application for EU Member States. Designation of Member States acceding to the Madrid Protocol.
The international trademark is regulated by two regulations: 1) Madrid Agreement (A). 2) Madrid Protocol (P). There have been states that adhere only to the Agreement (A) and states that adhere only to the Protocol (P), while others, including Italy (since 17 April 2000), adhere to both (A) (P). The nations that adhere to one or the other procedure are the following: Albania (A) (P), Algeria (A), Antigua and Barbuda (P), Armenia (A) (P), Australia (P), Austria (A) (P), Azerbaijan (A), Belarus (A) (P), Belgium (A) (P), Bhutan (A) (P), Bosnia and Herzegovina (A), Bulgaria (A) (P), European Community (P), China (A) (P), Cyprus (A) (P), Croatia (A) (P), Cuba (A) (P), Czech Republic (A) (P), Democratic Republic of Korea (A) (P), Denmark (P), Egypt (A), Estonia (P), Russian Federation (A) (P), Finland (P), France (A) (P), Georgia (P) , Germany (A) (P), Japan (P), Great Britain (P), Greece (P), Ireland (P), Iran (Islamic Republic) (A) (P), Islandia (P), Italy (A ) (P), Kazakhstan (A), Kenya (A) (P), Kyrgyzstan (A) (P), Lesotho (A) (P), Latvia (A) (P), Liberia (A), Liechtestein (A ) (P), Lithuania (P), Luxembourg (A) (P), Monaco (A) (P), Mongolia (A) (P), Morocco (A) (P), Mozambique (A) (P), Namibia (A) (P), Norway (P), Netherlands: - Territorial of Europe (A) (P), Poland (A) (P), Portugal (A) (P) , Republic of Korea (P), Republic of Moldova (A) (P), Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (A) (P), Romania (A) (P), San Marino (A), Serbia and Montenegro (A) (P), Sierra Leone (A) (P), Singapore (P), Slovakia (A) (P), Slovenia (A) (P), Spain (A) (P), Sudan (A), Swaziland (A ) (P), Sweden (P), Switzerland (A) (P), Tajikistan (A), Turkey (P), Turkmenistan (P), Ukraine (A) (P), Hungary (A) (P), USA (P), Uzbekistan (A), Vietnam (A), Zambia (P).
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