The Islamic Republic of Pakistan Joins the Madrid System

February 24, 2021

On February 24, 2021, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO’s Director General, making it the 108th member of the Madrid System, which now covers 124 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on May 24, 2021.

Ambassador Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi (left), Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations and other international Organizations in Geneva, and WIPO Director General Daren Tang (Photo: WIPO/Berrod).

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.

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.

Protecting your brand in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan’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 South Asian region.

Stay tuned for more information about the Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s trademark laws and practices, soon available 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 the Islamic Republic of Pakistan’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 123 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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