»»»On December 15, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that there would be a delay in the adjustment of trademark fees for applications filed under the Madrid Protocol. The new fees for filing Madrid Protocol Applications will go into effect on February 18, 2021 instead of January 2, 2021. According to the USPTO, the delay is necessary because “the treaty requires three months advance notice to WIPO, which then alerts international applicants, before an increase in the amount of the international application/subsequent designation fee can enter into force.”