On April 4, 2022, the Government of Chile and on April 6, 2022, Cabo Verde deposited their instruments of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO, making them the 111th and 112th members of the Madrid System, which now covers 128 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for Chile on July 4, and for Cabo Verde on July 6.
Chile and Cabo Verde’s accession further strengthens the Madrid System’s status as a key component of international trademark protection, offering a convenient and cost-effective solution to brand owners worldwide.
About the Madrid System
The Madrid System makes it possible for you to apply for trademark protection in up to 128 territories by filing a single international application with the national or regional IP office of a Madrid System member. With the Madrid System, the process of multinational trademark registration is streamlined through a single application and management process. Today, the Madrid Registry is focused on delivering a streamlined, customer-driven experience for users throughout the lifecycle of their mark with its evolving suite of online services and resources.