Jamaica Joins the Madrid System

January 11, 2022

On December 27, 2021, the Government of Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, making it the 110th member of the Madrid System, which now covers 126 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for Jamaica on March 27, 2022.

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Starting March 27, 2022, local brand owners in Jamaica will be able to start using the Madrid System to protect their trademarks in the 125 territories of the System’s other 109 members by filing a single international application and paying a single set of fees.

With its straightforward designation process, foreign businesses and trademark owners can, from March 27, 2022, seek trademark protection through the Madrid System when selling their products and services in Jamaica.

Protecting your brand in Jamaica

Jamaica’s accession further strengthen the Madrid System’s status as a key component of protecting marks globally, offering a convenient and cost-effective solution for brand owners worldwide and in the Caribbean.

Stay tuned for more information about Jamaica's trademark laws and practices, which will be soon made available in the Member Profiles Database.

TIP: Are you the holder of an international registration? Use our online subsequent designation service and expand the scope of protection to include Jamaica’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 126 territories by filing a single international application with the national or regional IP office of a Madrid Union 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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