The Republic of Cabo Verde (also known as Cabo Verde or Cape Verde) has joined an intellectual property (IP) treaty between the U.S. and over 125 other countries that continues to expand global trademark protection options for brand owners.

Republic of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)

On April 6, 2022, the Government of Cabo Verde deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), making it the 112th member of the Madrid System. The Madrid Protocol will enter into force for Cabo Verde on July 6, 2022.

Newest Madrid Union Members

In addition to Cabo Verde, other recent members of the Madrid System include the following countries:

Madrid System

The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid System) is an international trademark registration system established over 130 years ago by 9 countries that has grown to include more than 125 countries, representing more than 80% of world trade. The Madrid System is governed by the Madrid Agreement of 1891 (Madrid Agreement) and the Madrid Protocol of 1989 (Madrid Protocol), as those treaties have been amended over many years. The Madrid Union is made up of Contracting Parties to the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol. The Madrid System offers important advantages as well as potential tradeoffs and pitfalls that experienced trademark counsel can help brand owners navigate.

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