The number of countries joining the Madrid System for international trademark registrations continues to grow, with Chile and Cape Verde the latest to deposit instruments of accession (on 4 and 6 April this year, respectively). Applicants will be able to designate the countries in their international trademark registrations (IR) as of 4 and 6 July 2022).
The accession of Chile and Cape Verde to the Madrid System for international trademark registrations follows that of countries such as Canada and Brazil in 2019. When Chile and Cape Verde officialy accede to the System in July, the countries will become the 111th and 112th member states to have done so. This brings the number of countries covered by the international system for trademark registration (also known as the Madrid System) up to 128, including the EU member states and the three countries of the Benelux. Read more