SPANISH SET TO BECOME OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF MADRID

A WIPO Press Release today announced that, from 1 April 2004, applicants for trade marks in a multiplicity of countries will be able to file their Madrid Protocol applications in Spanish as an alternative to the current English and French. This move is seen as offering an incentive to Spanish-speaking countries to sign up for the Madrid Protocol. At present many Spanish-speaking countries lie outside the scope of the international filing systems offered by the Madrid Protocol and the French-only Madrid Agreement, including Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Text of Madrid Protocol here
Countries operating the Madrid system here
Other languages spoken in Spain here, here and here


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