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.
The Madrid Protocol, the Singapore Treaty and the Nice Agreement came into force in Canada today! Canadian businesses can now apply for #trademark protection in up to 120 countries with a single application. https://t.co/DwZStGzDCF #IP @WIPO pic.twitter.com/6W5eq7ffbu
— Canadian Intellectual Property Office (@CIPO_Canada) June 17, 2019
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.