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WIPO Panel Urges Amendments To Trademark Law Treaty

Law360 (May 6, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A panel at the World Intellectual Property Organization has recommended updating the Trademark Law Treaty to keep pace with technological advances.

Among the proposed amendments are provisions on electronic filing of trademark applications, the recording of trademark licenses and relief measures when certain time limits have been missed, WIPO said.

The proposal would ban contracting parties from requiring the attestation, notarization, authentication, legalization or other certification of any signature in a communication, with very few exceptions, such as the surrender of registrations.

“The provisions on signature...
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