The United States ratified on October 1 the Singapore Treaty on the Law on Trademarks. The Singapore Treaty, concluded under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in March 2006, marks international efforts to update the 1994 Trademark Law Treaty (TLT) in light of changing trademark practices. Over 50 countries have signed the Treaty, which will enter into effect when 10 contracting parties (countries or qualifying intergovernmental organizations) ratify it. The US is the eighth party to finalize the ratification process.
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