INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARKS

Madrid Protocol

The Madrid Protocol is a treaty between member countries that allows for a streamlined process to file international registration of trademarks.  It was established in 1891 and functions under the Madrid Agreement (1891), and the Madrid Protocol (1989). It is administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO") located in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The Madrid system allows the trademark owner to apply for trademark protection in several countries by filing one application directly with a national or regional trademark office of the trademark holder's choosing.   

The following is a list of the member countries to the Madrid Protocol for the international registration of trademarks, current as of August 31, 2016.  Updates can be viewed here: http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ShowResults.jsp?lang=en&treaty_id=8

  • African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)  OA
  • Albania   AL
  • Algeria    DZ
  • Antigua & Barbuda   AG
  • Armenia   AM
  • Australia   AU
  • Austria   AT
  • Azerbaijan   AZ
  • Bahrain   BH
  • Belarus   BY
  • Belgium (Benelux)  BX
  • Bhutan   BU
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina   BA
  • Botswana   BW
  • Bulgaria   BG
  • Cambodia KH
  • Caribbean Netherlands (BES Islands)   BQ
  • China (PRC)   CN
  • Columbia   CO
  • Croatia   HR
  • Cuba   CU
  • Curacao   CW
  • Cyprus   CY
  • Czech Republic   CZ
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) KP
  • Denmark   DK
  • Egypt   EG
  • Estonia   EE
  • European Union (EUIPO)   EM
  • Finland   FI
  • France   FR 
  • Gambia GM
  • Georgia   GE
  • Germany   DE
  • Ghana   GH
  • Greece   GR
  • Hungary   HU
  • Iceland   IS
  • India   IN
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)   IR
  • Ireland   IE
  • Israel    IL
  • Italy   IT
  • Japan   JP
  • Kazakhstan   KZ
  • Kenya   KE
  • Kyrgyzstan   KG
  • Laos  LA
  • Latvia   LV
  • Lesotho   LS
  • Liberia   LR
  • Liechtenstein   LI
  • Lithuania   LT
  • Luxembourg (Benelux)   BX
  • Macedonia, The Former Yugoslave Republic of  MK
  • Madagascar   MG
  • Mexico   MX
  • Moldova, Republic of   MD
  • Monaco   MC
  • Mongolia   MN
  • Montenegro   ME
  • Morocco   MA
  • Mozambique   MZ
  • Namibia   NA
  • Netherlands (Benelux)   BX
  • New Zealand   NZ
  • Norway   NO
  • Oman   OM
  • Philippines   PH
  • Poland   PL
  • Portugal   PT
  • Republic of Korea (South Korea) KR
  • Romania   RO
  • Russian Federation   RU
  • Rwanda   RW
  • San Marino   SM
  • Sao Tome and Principe ST
  • Serbia   RS
  • Sierra Leone   SL
  • Singapore   SG
  • Sint Maarteen   SX
  • Slovakia   SK
  • Slovenia   SI
  • Spain   ES
  • Sudan   SD
  • Swaziland   SZ
  • Sweden   SE
  • Switzerland   CH
  • Syria   SY
  • Tajikistan   TJ
  • Tunisia   TN
  • Turkey   TR
  • Turkmenistan   TM
  • Ukraine   UA
  • United Kingdom   GB
  • United States of America   US
  • Uzbekistan   UZ
  • Vietnam   VN
  • Zambia   ZM