Article 17

1. [Requirements Concerning the Request for Recordal] Where the law of a Contracting Party provides for the recordal of a license with its Office, that Contracting Party may require that the request for recordal
(i) be filed in accordance with the requirements prescribed in the Regulations, and
(ii) be accompanied by the supporting documents prescribed in the Regulations.
 

2. [Fee] Any Contracting Party may require that, in respect of the recordal of a license, a fee be paid to the Office.

3. [Single Request Relating to Several Registrations] A single request shall be sufficient even where the license relates to more than one registration, provided that the registration numbers of all registrations concerned are indicated in the request, the holder and the licensee are the same for all registrations, and the request indicates the scope of the license in accordance with the Regulations with respect to all registrations.

4. [Prohibition of Other Requirements]
(a) No Contracting Party may demand that requirements other than those referred to in paragraphs (1) to (3) and in Article 8 be complied with in respect of the recordal of a license with its Office. In particular, the following may not be required:
(i) the furnishing of the registration certificate of the mark which is the subject of the license;
(ii) the furnishing of the license contract or a translation of it;
(iii) an indication of the financial terms of the license contract.
(b) Subparagraph (a) is without prejudice to any obligations existing under the law of a Contracting Party concerning the disclosure of information for purposes other than the recording of the license in the register of marks.
 

5. [Evidence] Any Contracting Party may require that evidence be furnished to the Office where the Office may reasonably doubt the veracity of any indication contained in the request or in any document referred to in the Regulations.

6. [Requests Relating to Applications] Paragraphs (1) to (5) shall apply,mutatis mutandis, to requests for recordal of a license for an application, where the law of a Contracting Party provides for such recordal.