Trinidad and Tobago Joins the Madrid System

October 12, 2020

On October 12, 2020, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO’s Director General, making Trinidad and Tobago the 107th member of the Madrid System, which now covers 123 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for Trinidad and Tobago on January 12, 2021.

Mr. Ornal Barman, Chargé d'affaires a.i., Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva and WIPO Director General Daren Tang (Photo: WIPO/Berrod)

Starting January 12, 2021, local brand owners in Trinidad and Tobago can begin using the Madrid System to protect their trademarks in the 122 territories of the System’s other 106 members by filing a single international application and paying a single set of fees.

With its straightforward designation process, foreign companies and trademark owners can, from January 2021, seek trademark protection through the Madrid System when selling their products and services in Trinidad and Tobago.

Protecting your brand in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago’s accession spotlights the Madrid System’s emergence as a key component of protecting marks globally, offering a convenient and cost-effective solution for brand owners worldwide and in the Caribbean region.

Stay tuned for more information about Trinidad and Tobago’s trademark laws and practices in the Member Profiles Database.

Are you the holder of an international registration? Use our online Subsequent Designation service and expand the scope of protection to include Trinidad and Tobago’s consumer market. Then, track the status of your request with Madrid Monitor.

About the Madrid System

The Madrid System makes it possible for you to apply for trademark protection in up to 122 territories by filing a single international application with the national or regional IP office of a Madrid System member.

With the Madrid System, the process of multinational trademark registration is streamlined through a single application and management process.

Today, the Madrid Registry is focused on delivering a streamlined, customer-driven experience for users throughout the lifecycle of their mark with its evolving suite of online services and resources.

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