April 4, 2022
On April 4, 2022, the Government of the Republic of Chile deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, making it the 111th member of the Madrid System. This country is the latest in the Southern Cone to join the Madrid System, which now covers 127 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for Chile on July 4, 2022.
Video: Director General Daren Tang welcomes Chile's accession to the Madrid System.
Starting July 4, 2022, local brand owners in Chile will be able to protect their trademarks in any of the 126 territories of the Madrid System by filing a single international application and paying a single set of fees. At the same time, foreign businesses and trademark owners will be able to seek trademark protection of their products in Chile using the Madrid System’s straightforward designation process.
Chile’s accession further strengthens the Madrid System’s status as a key component of international trademark protection, offering a convenient and cost-effective solution to brand owners worldwide, including in the southern hemisphere.
Stay tuned for more information about Chile’s trademark laws and practices, which will be soon made available in the Madrid Member Profiles Database.
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 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.