Using the Madrid Protocol After U.S. Accession

Oct 2003The Trademark Reporter Vol. 93

On November 2, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the Madrid Protocol Implementation Act, signaling that the United States would join the Protocol to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks; known informally as the Madrid Protocol. On August 2, 2003, the United States submitted its instrument of accession to Geneva, making its entry into the Madrid Protocol effective three months later, on November 2, 2003.

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