Silenced – Porsche’s rejected trade mark for the noise of electric vehicles
This decision reaffirms that EUIPO rulings are not bound by the decisions of national offices in Member States.
On 19 November 2012 Mexico became the latest country to accede to the Madrid Protocol governing the International Registration of trade marks.
The treaty will enter into force with respect to Mexico on 19 February 2013. This should be of particular interest to companies whose products and/or services are covered by more than one class of the International Classification.
National registration in Mexico requires a separate application for each class of goods or services to be covered, but costs can be reduced quite significantly by filing a single multi-class application for International Registration.
Mexico is the fourth country to join the Protocol this year, the others being New Zealand, Colombia and the Philippines.
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