Afghanistan: Important Declaration on Recording of Licenses in the International Register Under Madrid System for International Registration of Marks

August 22, 2018
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In accordance with Rule 20bis(6)(b) of the Common Regulations as provided under the Madrid System for International Registration of Marks, the Government of Afghanistan has recently declared that the recording of licenses in the International Register shall have no effect in Afghanistan.

Consequently, a license relating to a mark in an international registration designating Afghanistan shall, in order to have effect in that Contracting Party, be recorded in the National Register of Afghanistan. The formalities required for such recording must be completed directly with the Office of Afghanistan and according to the conditions laid down by the legislation of that Contracting Party.

The declaration made by the Government of Afghanistan under the above-mentioned Rule came into force on June 26, 2018, which is also the date of coming into force of the Madrid Protocol with respect to Afghanistan.

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