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Cabo Verde Joins the Madrid System

April 6, 2022

On April 6, 2022, the Government of Cabo Verde deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, becoming the 112th member of the Madrid System, which now covers a total of 128 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for this country on July 6, 2022.

Photo of WIPO Director General Daren Tang with Mr. Rui Alberto de Figueiredo Soares Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration of Cabo Verde
WIPO Director General Daren Tang (left) with Rui Alberto de Figueiredo Soares, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration, Cabo Verde (Photo: WIPO/Katbi)

From July 6, 2022, local brand owners in Cabo Verde will be able to protect their trademarks in any of the other 127 territories of the Madrid System by filing a single international application and paying a single set of fees. At the same time, users of the Madrid System will be able to seek trademark protection of their products in Cabo Verde by using the straightforward designation process.

Protecting your brand in Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde’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.

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

Tip! Are you the holder of an international registration? Use our online subsequent designation service to expand your scope of protection to include Cabo Verde. 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 127 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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