Madrid Protocol: change in the amounts of individual fees in Mexico
Under the Madrid Protocol the fees to be paid to obtain an international registration comprise:
- A basic fee;
- A supplementary fee (depending on the number of classes of goods and services to be protected); and a complementary fee (depending on the number of designated Contracting Parties), or
- Individual fees depending on the designated Contracting Parties.
Rule 35(2)(d) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol establishes that: “Where, for more than three consecutive months, the official exchange rate of the United Nations between the Swiss currency and the other currency in which the amount of an individual fee has been indicated by a Contracting Party is lower by at least 10% than the last exchange rate applied to establish the amount of the individual fee in Swiss currency, the Director General shall establish a new amount of the individual fee in Swiss currency according to the current official exchange rate of the United Nations. The new amount shall be applicable as from a date which shall be fixed by the Director General, provided that such date is between one and two months after the date of the publication of the said amount in the Gazette.”
Applying this regulation, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has established new amounts, in Swiss francs, of the individual fee that is payable under the following circumstances:
a. when Mexico is designated in an international application, or
b. in a designation subsequent to an international registration, or
c. in respect of the renewal of an international registration in which it has been designated.
The following amounts have been established:
1) Application or Subsequent Designation
– for each class of goods or services — 160 Swiss francs
– for each class of goods or services — 169 Swiss francs.
The new fees will enter into force on September 13, 2015.
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