Jul 4, 2022

Chile in Madrid?

Today is the first effective day of the Republic of Chile joining the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) Madrid Protocol, which is a cost-effective framework for the application of international trade marks in different jurisdictions via one application.

The Madrid Protocol allows applicants for a trade mark to make one application for trade mark protection in up to 128 countries throughout the world. The process does still sometimes involve engagement with national intellectual property offices but the majority of process management is handled centrally by WIPO.

Chile’s introduction to the Madrid Protocol benefits brand owners in Chile and elsewhere. Brand owners in Chile can now access the Madrid System, facilitating a less complex application process for trade marks internationally. Brand owners outside Chile can now seek trade mark protection in Chile as part of a wider Madrid Protocol application for international trade mark protection.

If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 281 4000 or legal@mcdanielslaw.com

in: EU/International, Regulatory

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