Thursday, June 27, 2019, is the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (the "Protocol").


Madrid Protocol - International Trademark Filing

Over three decades, the Protocol has steadily and successfully brought more flexibility to the Madrid System. It has improved the international registration process significantly for the ever-growing number of trademark holders and their intellectual property (IP) offices, and continues to pioneer and innovate with fresh insights and new technologies. With the Protocol came a rapid increase in registration numbers, rising to 20,000 in 1998, before tripling to over 60,000 just 20 years later in 2018.