2 August 2012

Colombia - Individual fees under the Madrid Protocol

WIPO have clarified the Individual fees that Colombia wishes to be paid with respect to the Madrid Protocol designations when it becomes possible to designate Colombia in a Madrid Protocol application from 29 August 2012.

Quite strangely, should you wish to file in more than 24 classes then it will be cheaper to file in all 45 classes than it would be to file for 25 to 44 classes. Clearly, this could be a false economy as the more classes there are the higher chances of Provisional Refusals, oppositions, non-use cancellations, etc. but I cannot comprehend the logic behind Colombia's chosen fee structure.

If there has been typographical errors - although the same are quoted on the general Individual fees page - then presumably WIPO will pick up on this shortly.