NOTICE: Madrid Protocol Fee Change - Effective May 2, 2005

Change in Individual Fees Payable to the United States for Request for Extension of Protection of International Registration to the United States

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has adjusted the individual fees payable to the United States of America when the United States is designated for an extension of protection in an international application for registration or a subsequent designation. An information notice regarding the new fees that go into effect on May 2, 2005, is posted on WIPO's web site at:

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, Pub. L. 108-447, enacted on December 8, 2004, amended the Trademark Act of 1946 by adjusting the filing fees for applications for trademark registration. See notice published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 2952 (Jan. 19, 2005) and posted on the USPTO web site at: In accordance with Rule 35(2)(b) of the Common Regulations Under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to That Agreement (Common Regs.) (April 1, 2004), the USPTO notified WIPO of the fee change for an application for trademark registration under Section 66(a) of the Trademark Act based on a request for extension of protection of an international registration to the United States.