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India joins the Madrid Protocol
India has become the latest country to accede to the Madrid Protocol, becoming the 90th member of the international trade mark registration system.
From 8 July 2013, overseas brand owners will be able to designate India in their Madrid Protocol applications. Indian brand owners will also have access to the international trade mark system, making it easier for them to register and protect brands in member countries.
In joining the Madrid Protocol, India becomes one of a handful of Asian countries that are members of the treaty. Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, China, Korea, Japan and Mongolia are also members.
Did you know
The Madrid Protocol provides businesses with a cost-effective, streamlined and efficient system for the registration and management of overseas trade marks. Members of the Madrid Protocol include the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand. There were 44,108 international applications filed through the Madrid system in 2012.
For more information on how we can help you to protect your brand overseas, please visit our international trade marks section.
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