On April 4, 2022, the Government of Chile deposited with WIPO its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, containing:
- the declaration extending the refusal period to 18 months and making it possible to notify refusals based on opposition after the expiry of that period (Article 5(2)(b) and (c) of the Madrid Protocol);
- the declaration indicating that Chile wishes to receive an individual fee when it is designated in an international application, in a subsequent designation and in respect of the renewal of an international registration (Article 8(7)(a) of the Madrid Protocol). The amounts of that individual fee will be the subject of a separate information notice;
- the notification indicating that any provisional refusal that has been notified to WIPO by the Office of Chile will be subject to a review by this Office, whether such review has been requested by the holder or not; and, the decision taken on the said review may be the subject of a further review or appeal before that Office (Rule 17(5)(d) of the Regulations under the Madrid Protocol);
- the notification indicating that the recording of licenses in the International Register shall have no effect in Chile (Rule 20bis(6)(b) of the Regulations under the Madrid Protocol);
- the notification indicating that the Office of Chile will not present to WIPO requests for the merger of international registrations resulting from division because the law of Chile does not provide for the merger of registrations of a mark (Rule 27ter(2)(b) of the Regulations under the Madrid Protocol).
The Madrid Protocol will enter into force, with respect to Chile, on July 4, 2022.
For further information, please refer to Information Notice No. 12/2022.
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