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Concerning the International Registration of Marks
(of April 14, 1891, as revised at Brussels on December 14, 1900, at Washington on June 2, 1911, at The Hague on November 6, 1925, at London on June 2, 1934, at Nice on June 15, 1957, and at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and as amended on October 2, 1979)
ENTRY INTO FORCE: October 23, 1983

Article 1 Establishment of a Special Union. Filing of Marks at International Bureau. Definition of Country of Origin/ Article 2 Reference to Article 3 of Paris Convention (Same Treatment for Certain Categories of Persons as for Nationals of Countries of the Union)/ Article 3 Contents of Application for International Registration/ Article 3bis "Territorial Limitation"/ Article 3ter Request for "Territorial Extension"/ Article 4 Effects of International Registration/ Article 4bis Substitution of International Registration for Earlier National Registrations/ Article 5 Refusal by National Offices/ Article 5bis Documentary Evidence of Legitimacy of Use of Certain Elements of Mark/ Article 5ter Copies of Entries in International Register. Searches for Anticipation. Extracts from International Register/ Article 6 Period of Validity of International Registration. Independence of International Registration. Termination of Protection in Country of Origin/ Article 7 Renewal of International Registration/ Article 8 National Fee. International Fee. Division of Excess Receipts, Supplementary Fees, and Complementary Fees/ Article 8bis Renunciation in Respect of One or More Countries/ Article 9 Changes in National Registers also Affecting International Registration. Reduction of List of Goods and Services Mentioned in International Registration. Additions to that List. Substitutions in that List/ Article 9bis Transfer of International Mark Entailing Change in Country of Proprietor/ Article 9ter Assignment of International Mark for Part Only of Registered Goods or Services or for Certain Contracting Countries. Reference to Article 6quater of Paris Convention (Assignment of Mark)/ Article 9quater Common Office for Several Contracting Countries. Request by Several Contracting Countries to be Treated as a Single Country/ Article 10 Assembly of the Special Union/ Article 11 International Bureau/ Article 12 Finances/ Article 13 Amendment of Articles 10 to 13/ Article 14 Ratification and Accession. Entry into Force. Accession to Earlier Acts. Reference to Article 24 of Paris Convention (Territories)/ Article 15 Denunciation/ Article 16 Application of Earlier Acts/ Article 17 Signature, Languages, Depositary Functions/ Article 18 Transitional Provisions

[Last updated 1 April 2004]