Registration Open: Specialized Distance Learning Course on the Madrid System

March 4, 2021

Registration for the specialized distance learning (DL) course on the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (DL-303) is now open on the WIPO eLearning Center website.

About the course

IP Australia and the WIPO Madrid Registry developed the course with the support of the WIPO Academy, as part of the Australia-WIPO Funds-in-Trust program.

The course provides a detailed overview of the Madrid System, including its benefits, core principles and various operational processes. The DL course is aimed at government officials and IP Office staff in current and new members of the Madrid System. The course is also intended for individuals interested in trademark registration, such as trademark owners, agents and other IP professionals.

DL-303: Specialized Course on the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks


Upon the successful completion of the course and a final assessment, participants will be awarded a WIPO Academy certificate.

This specialized course on the Madrid System is available in English.

Over 1,500 participants from 142 countries took part in the first session of the course when it launched in December 2020. The majority of participants came from the private sector (52%) and academia (28%); with 76% from developing countries, least developed countries, or countries in transition.

What our participants are saying

The distance learning course DL-303E was very well structured and very informative. I’ve been using the Madrid System for over 20 years but I definitely learnt a great amount on the course, in particular the roles of the Office of origin, Office of the designated country and WIPO’s role. The course material is excellent and serves as a very good source of information and guide. Definitely recommend the course!

Barbara Blunt, United Kingdom

I found WIPO Academy’s DL-303 course to be well structured and comprehensive with quality information about international registrations procedures and their legal aspects. I appreciate that the entire course was put together into digestible, standalone modules and was accompanied by insightful and interesting homework, which helped me understand the concepts in detail. All in all, WIPO Academy made it possible for me to complete it successfully alongside a full-time job, and I look forward to implementing what I’ve learnt from WIPO in my career.

K.k. Gopalakrishna Rao, Ghana

The DL-303 course helped me to update my knowledge on the Madrid System and to understand the entire life cycle of an international trademark application, especially communication channels, tools and post registration matters such as ceasing effect, merger, transformation, etc. The knowledge that I gained from the course would definitely help me in making international trademark applications confidently in the near future. I trust that this course will be a great asset as well as guiding assistant to anybody who has decided to file an international trademark application.

Manoj Fernando, Sri Lanka

The DL-303 course was very informative and offered answers to various issues that I have dealt with when processing Madrid applications. This was a very insightful and practical course that provided me with intensive details that I need for my day-to-day work.

Concilia Were, Kenya


Registrations are open until April 18, 2021 for the session starting on May 4, 2021. Please email the course mailbox at if you have any inquiries.


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