On September 8, 2010, Kazakhstan deposited its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted in Madrid on June 27, 1989. The Madrid Protocol will enter into force in Kazakhstan on December 8, 2010.

Kazakhstan signed the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks on December 25, 1991.

The WIPO-administered Madrid System for the international registration of marks is applicable among the countries party to the Madrid Agreement or the Madrid Protocol. The Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol are parallel but independent treaties, with different but overlapping membership.

An International Registration under the Madrid System gives a trademark owner the possibility of registration in more than 80 countries by filing one application with a single Office, in one language, with one set of fees in one currency (Swiss francs). An application is filed on the basis of a national application or registration.

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