(i) introduction of electronic filing of applications for the registration of trade marks;
(ii) setting out of provisions governing the trade mark registration through the Madrid Protocol;
(iii) extension during the opposition period of the time for the applicant to submit observations from 45 days to 2 months from the date of notification of the opposition;
(iv) fixation of a maximum period of 8 months from the date of submission of observations for the applicant and the opponent to attempt conciliation in the trade mark opposition;
(v) extension to 2 months from 1 month of the period during which the opponent may furnish proof of the use of the trade marks upon which opposition has been based and
(vi) definition of a period of 2 months for the applicant to submit the missing documents to request recording of a change of names, addresses, ownership, assignment, etc., in the National Register of Marks.