Alyafi IP Group

August 2013

Syria – Alyafi IP Group would like to announce that a notification was made by the government of the Syrian Arab Republic, to the general director of WIPO to denunciating Syria from the Madrid Agreement. This denunciation has taken effect since 29th of June 2013.

All international marks which have been registered prior to this date containing a designation of the Syrian Arab Republic, and not refused within the period of one year will continue, throughout the period of international protection, to enjoy the same protection in the Syrian Arab Republic as if they had been deposited there directly.

However, the Syrian Arab Republic continues to be part of the Madrid Protocol, therefore still a member of the Madrid Union.

We remain at your entire disposal should you need any further information -