Send us your questions, comments or forms with the Madrid Contact Service. For parties that have notified an individual fee per class, the annual fee shall be calculated only taking into account the number of categories for which protection has been granted. From 1 February 2020, they will become compliant with the regulations of the Protocol to the Madrid Agreement on the International Registration of Marks (provisions of the Protocol). A special amendment is made to amended Rule 30 of the Regulations of the Protocol, which simplifies the renewal of international registrations. If, in a subsequent declaration, a designated Contracting Party which has notified an individual fee by category notifies a change in the protected goods and services, the next renewal fee for that Party shall be calculated in accordance with that subsequent declaration. We are starting this new year to amend the common rules under the Madrid Agreement on the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol to that Agreement (Common Rules). For more information on the amendments to the Protocol, administrative instructions and Rules on Fees, please see Information Communication No 1/2020. This results in changes to the Administrative Instructions and the Schedule of Fees. Last year we introduced our new and improved Madrid e-Renewal service.
The advanced service, only accessible through a WIPO account, offers a 100% simpler online experience with benefits such as greater clarity and immediate follow-up of international registration renewals. The Common Regulations are renamed protocol regulations indicating that the protocol is the only treaty governing international applications and registrations under the Madrid system. Simplification means that holders of a partially protected and appealed international registration will no longer have to pay individual fees for classes that are not protected at the time of extension. Therefore, point 4 of the extension form MM11 and the corresponding option in e-Renewal are deleted, as they are no longer necessary. Item 4 was used to give instructions on the extension of the international registration for all goods and services concerning a Contracting Party in which the mark was only partially protected. . . .