Pakistan has officially joined the Madrid Protocol with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s Director General. This move makes Pakistan the 108th member of the Madrid system.

The Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Ambassador Khalil-ur-Rehman Hashmi deposited the instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol in Geneva, with Daren Tang, WIPO’s director general.

Source: WIPO

“Starting May 24, 2021, local brand owners in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan can begin using the Madrid System to protect their trademarks in the 123 territories of the System’s other 107 members by filing a single international application and paying a single set of fees,” WIPO’s official website stated.

“With its straightforward designation process, foreign companies and trademark owners can, from May 24, 2021, seek trademark protection through the Madrid System when selling their products and services in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” it added.


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