Article 4bis. Replacement of a National or Regional Registration by an International Registration

  1. (1) Where a mark that is the subject of a national or regional registration in the Office of a Contracting Party is also the subject of an international registration and both registrations stand in the name of the same person, the international registration is deemed to replace the national or regional registration, without prejudice to any rights acquired by virtue of the latter, provided that
    1. (i) the protection resulting from the international registration extends to the said Contracting Party under Article 3ter(1) or (2),
    2. (ii) all the goods and services listed in the national or regional registration are also listed in the international registration in respect of the said Contracting Party,
    3. (iii) such extension takes effect after the date of the national or regional registration.
  2. (2) The Office referred to in paragraph (1) shall, upon request, be required to take note in its register of the international registration.