Zurich - Atletico Madrid has accepted it will not sign players in January while it fights a FIFA transfer ban at sport's highest court.
FIFA and Atletico jointly said in a statement that they agreed a timetable for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to give a final ruling on the Spanish club's appeal by next June.
Atletico could have sought to freeze its one-year ban pending the verdict but has "waived its right" to try, the statement says.
Still, Atletico "completely maintains its position that the transfer ban is unjustified."
FIFA imposed one-year sanctions on Atletico and city rival Real Madrid for signing underage players in violation of transfer rules.
During an appeal to FIFA in the off-season, Atletico signed several players including France forward Kevin Gameiro and Argentina midfielder Nicolas Gaitan.