Canada joines the Madrid System for the international registration of trademarks (IR)

On June 17, 2019, Canada acceded the Madrid Protocol (Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks) and  the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will be the first in the history of the Madrid Protocol to invite trademark applicants to use Madrid e-filing for their international trademark applications from day one.

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry received Canada’s instruments of accession to the Madrid Protocol, Nice Agreement and the Singapore Treaty from Canadian Ambassador Stephen de Boer, Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization.

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