Members of the Madrid Union

The Madrid Union is made up of Contracting Parties to the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol.

The office of the Contracting Party in which you apply for or register your basic mark is referred to as the "Office of Origin". In your international application, you can select Contracting Parties in which you’d like to protect your mark, or you can expand the geographical scope of your international registration under the Madrid System at a later time.

Afghanistan becomes the 101 member of the Madrid System
Afghanistan becomes the 101st member of the Madrid System, now covering 117 countries. (Photo: WIPO/Przybylowicz)

Membership

The Madrid Union currently has 101 members, covering 117 countries. These members represent more than 80% of world trade, with potential for expansion as membership grows.

  • List of members

Procedures

WIPO conducts a formal examination of the international application but Contracting Parties may have specific requirements and procedures regarding applications, registrations or designations through the Madrid System.

Declarations

The Madrid Agreement, Protocol and Common Regulations enable Contracting Parties to make declarations concerning the international registration system, notably in relation to notifying refusals and regarding the collection of individual fees. These and other declarations are important to consider when designating a Contracting Party.

Future Contracting Parties

Information for prospective Contracting Parties considering accession to the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks.