Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to that Agreement
Date of the International Registration
(1) [Irregularities Affecting the Date of the International Registration] Where the international application received by the International Bureau does not contain all of the following elements:
(i) indications allowing the identity of the applicant to be established and sufficient to contact the applicant or his representative, if any,
(ii) the Contracting Parties which are designated,
(iii) a reproduction of the mark,
(iv) the indication of the goods and services for which registration of the mark is sought,
the international registration shall bear the date on which the last of the missing elements reached the International Bureau, provided that, where the last of the missing elements reaches the International Bureau within the two-month time limit referred to in Article 3(4) of the Agreement and Article 3(4) of the Protocol, the international registration shall bear the date on which the defective international application was received or, as provided in Rule 11(1), is deemed to have been received by the Office of origin.
(2) [Date of the International Registration in Other Cases] In any other case, the international registration shall bear the date determined in accordance with Article 3(4) of the Agreement and Article 3(4) of the Protocol.