United Kingdom no longer collects and forwards to WIPO the fees due under the Madrid Protocol and the Common Regulations

United KingdomWithdrawal of the notification made under Rule 34(2)(b) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol: United Kingdom

1. The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) received a communication from the Office of the United Kingdom withdrawing the notification made by the United Kingdom under Rule 34(2)(b) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol (“Common Regulations”).

2. Such withdrawal became effective on May 6, 2019.

3. Consequently, as from May 6, 2019, the Office of the United Kingdom no longer collects and forwards to the International Bureau of WIPO the fees due under the Madrid Protocol and the Common Regulations.

 Rule 34 Amounts and Payment of Fees

(1) [Amounts of Fees] The amounts of fees due under the Agreement, the Protocol or these Regulations, other than individual fees, are specified in the Schedule of Fees that is annexed to these Regulations and forms an integral part thereof.

(2) [Payments]

(a) The fees indicated in the Schedule of Fees may be paid to the International Bureau by the applicant or the holder, or, where the Office of the Contracting Party of the holder accepts to collect and forward such fees, and the applicant or the holder so wishes, by that Office.

(b) Any Contracting Party whose Office accepts to collect and forward fees shall notify that fact to the Director General.

Source: WIPO