Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks: An Updated Overview
Intellectual Property Studies, Vol. 17, pp. 226-246, 2007
11 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2004 Last revised: 14 Mar 2011
Date Written: April 2, 2004
Trademarks play a very important role in a Global Marketplace. An international registration is a valuable property right. Trademark law has undergone profound changes, both multilaterally and regionally. The Paris Union which is the beginning of the international trademark system is extended by a special union, namely, the Madrid Agreement. Then, the Madrid Protocol expedited the international filing system. This article reviews the issues such as Madrid Agreement, Madrid Protocol, Madrid System, and the relationship between Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol. It also gives an updated introduction of the recent development and actual operation of this international trademark registration system.
Keywords: Madrid Agreement, Madrid Protocol, International Registration, Trademark
JEL Classification: K33
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