By Stephen D. Wilson | October 15, 2020

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has become the 107th member of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid System).

On October 12, 2020, Trinidad and Tobago deposited an instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which will enter into force on January 12, 2021.

The Madrid System is a trademark treaty that currently covers 123 countries (including the United States), representing more than 80% of world trade.  The Madrid System is governed by the Madrid Agreement and the Protocol relating to that Agreement (Madrid Protocol).  The Madrid Union is made up of Contracting Parties to the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol.

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