SOURCE: International Trademark Association

June 24, 2005 11:01 ET

INTA Releases Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol Publication Online

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 24, 2005 -- The International Trademark Association (INTA) has released its newest online publication, "Practitioner's Guide to the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol" (Madrid). This exhaustively researched guide, edited by Ruth Annand of Taylor Wessing, London, United Kingdom; Olga Nedeltscheff of Altria, New York, United States; and James Palik of Tessler Avocats-Conseils, Paris, France, provides a searchable database of practical information on the local application of both treaties in the member countries. Available exclusively to INTA members, practitioners can find guidance on the application of local practice and procedure in obtaining, maintaining, licensing and enforcing registrations obtained through the Madrid system, and benefit from detailed information about how each jurisdiction treats marks extending to that particular jurisdiction.

"As the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol continue to expand worldwide, a need for a comprehensive guide to local application of the system becomes not only useful but necessary," says Principal Editor James Palik. "The 'Practitioner's Guide to the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol' is an invaluable way for practicing trademark attorneys to assess how best to navigate the system."

Instrumental in understanding and dealing with third-party International Registrations encountered in searches, citations, oppositions, protests and infringement claims, this new publication will be a valuable aid in strategic planning when deciding whether and how to take best advantage of the Madrid system.

As Principal Editor Olga Nedeltscheff says, "The 'Guide to the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol' makes obtaining information on the Madrid system more efficient, and less time-consuming and costly."

The publication allows jurisdictional content to be searched by a full report or simple profile on a single jurisdiction, in an advanced search by selected subject headings across all jurisdictions, by particular subject headings within one jurisdiction, or by one or more subject headings in up to four jurisdictions at a time.

The publication also includes text treatments of the history of the Madrid treaties, use of the system and strategic considerations of whether, and how, to best take advantage of the system.

"'Madrid' transforms the complexity of the Madrid system into a concise, accessible searchable online database," says Principal Editor Ruth Annand. "This online publication continues INTA's effort to provide its members with up-to-date, comprehensive online resources, just like 'International Opposition Guide and Country Guides' before it."

Members may access the "Practitioner's Guide to the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol," as well as INTA's other online publications "International Opposition Guide and Country Guides," by visiting INTA's Members Only Site at

About INTA

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is an association of more than 4,600 trademark owners and professionals, from more than 180 countries, dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective national and international commerce. For more information on the Association and its goals, visit the INTA website at

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