Madrid Information Notice – Singapore

SingaporeWithdrawal of the notifications made under Rules 34(2)(b) and 40(6) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol: Singapore

The Office of Singapore has withdrawn the notifications made under Rules 34(2)(b) and 40(6) of the Common Regulations, with effect as from April 1, 2019.

Consequently, as from that date:

  • the Office of Singapore no longer collects and forwards to the International Bureau of WIPO the fees due under the Madrid Protocol and the Common Regulations; and,
  • the Office of Singapore can present to the International Bureau of WIPO requests for the division of an international registration under Rule 27bis(1) of the Common Regulations and requests for the merger of international registrations resulting from division under Rule 27ter(2)(a) of the Common Regulations.

The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks is governed by the Madrid Agreement, concluded in 1891, and the Protocol relating to that Agreement, concluded in 1989. The system makes it possible to protect a mark in a large number of countries by obtaining an international registration that has effect in each of the designated Contracting Parties.

Source: WIPO