Madrid Protocol

International Registration of Marks

The Madrid system for the international registration of marks established in 1891 functions under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol. The Madrid Protocol is administered by the International Bureau of WIPO located in Geneva, Switzerland. Protecting your Trade Marks Worldwide.The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trade marks worldwide. Applicants may select Contracting Parties in which they’s like to protect their mark, or expand the geographical scope of your international registration under the Madrid System at a later time.

The Madrid Union currently has 102 members, covering 118 countries. These members represent more than 80% of world trade, with potential for expansion as membership grows.

Madrid Protocol contracting countries:

Afghanistan
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)
Albania   
Algeria    
Antigua and Barbuda 
Armenia 
Australia 
Austria  
Azerbaijan
Bahrain 
Belarus 
Belgium 
Bhutan  
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Botswana      
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria 
Cambodia
China   
Colombia  
Croatia  
Cuba   
Cyprus  
Czech Republic
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Egypt 
Estonia
Eswatini
 European Union
Finland  
France  
Gambia  
Georgia   
Germany 
Ghana  
Greece  
Hungary 
Iceland  
India  
Indonesia  
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Ireland  
Israel   
Italy  
Japan  
Kazakhstan
Kenya  
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Latvia  
Lesotho   
Liberia    
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg   
Madagascar
Malawi 
Mexico   
Monaco 
Mongolia     
Montenegro   
Morocco
Mozambique 
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand

 

Norway 
Oman  
Philippines
Poland
Portugal 
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Russian Federation 
Rwanda 
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Serbia
Sierra Leone 
Singapore
Slovakia 
Slovenia 
Spain 
Sudan  
Sweden
Switzerland 
Arab Republic 
Tajikistan      
Thailand
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Tunisia    
Turkey  
Turkmenistan 
Ukraine  
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uzbekistan 
Viet Nam
Zambia  
Zimbabwe 

Industrial Designs

Registered Designs protect the appearance of an Article:
The distinct shape and design of Devices, Gadgets, Machines and / or Products such as Vehicle Parts, Tyres, Shoes, Clothing, Appliances, Stationary, Mobile Phones, Handbags, Furniture.

Patents

Patents protect the underlying Invention of an Article:
Processes or methods for producing a results, Gadgets (Non-Electronic, electronic, electrical, mechanical), Machines, Manufactured Articles, New Compositions, Biotechnology (Medical, Scientific or Microbiological Processes), and Chemical or Pharmaceutical Compounds.

Trade Marks

Trade Marks protect the identity of your Brand:
Names, Logos, Slogans, Three-dimensional Marks, Colors, Holograms, Motions / Multimedia, Positions, Gestures, Olfactory (smells / scents), Sounds / Tunes, Tastes, Textures.

Copyright

Copyright protects original works that were created by an Author:
Literary Works (novels, poems, textbooks, letters, reports, lectures, speeches), Musical Works, Artistic Works (paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs), Cinematograph Films / Videos, Sound Recordings, Broadcasts , Programme-carrying Signals, Published Editions of Books, and Computer Programs.