International applications are valid for 10 years and can be renewed directly with WIPO. Amendments to section 30 of the regulations under the protocol significantly simplify the extension. From 1 February 2020, they will become regulations under the Protocol on the Madrid Convention on International Trademark Registration (Protocol Regulations). One particular amendment is Article 30, which amends the protocol regulations, which simplifies the renewal of international registrations. Guide to international trademark registration under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol (2019) For more details on changes to regulations under the protocol, administrative instructions and pricing plan, see Information Communication 1/2020 . The joint regulations are renamed under the protocol, which state that the protocol is the only contract for international applications and registrations under the Madrid system. We will begin next year with changes to the common regulations under the Madrid Convention on International Trademark Registration and the Protocol on this Agreement (common regulations). . This guide is aimed primarily at applicants and holders of international trademark registrations, as well as officials of the relevant administrations of the Member States of the Union of Madrid. It guides them through the various stages of the international registration procedure and explains the main provisions of the Madrid Agreement, the Madrid Protocol and common regulations. If, in another declaration, a designated contracting party who has filed an individual tax by category notifies a change in protected goods and services, the next annual tax for that contracting party is calculated in accordance with that other statement. Send us your questions, comments or forms with the Madrid Service contact.
. Simplification means that holders of international registrations with partial protection and appealing this decision are no longer required to pay individual fees for categories that are not protected at the time of the extension.