Israel joins the Madrid Protocol

Last week, the Israel Government voted to join the Madrid Protocol for the registration of trademarks,and today, on behalf of the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Meir Noam, Israel Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks presented a letter to Francis Gurry, the Director of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).

Israel amended her laws to facilitate this a couple of years ago, but, due to problems with the trademark website, implementation was put off indefinitely. Now the treaty will come into effect in three months time on September 1, 2010.

Dr Noam, Nurit Maoz, Li Maor and everyone else who was involved behind the scenes are to be congratulated.

Categories: Intellectual Property, Israel Patent Office, Israel Trademark, News, trademarks, WIPO

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