The Madrid Union currently has 98 members, covering 114 countries. These members represent more than 80% of world trade, with potential for expansion as membership grows.
List of members
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.
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.