WIPOD  International Trademark System Talks

Perspectives, insights, historical background, and more on WIPO’s Madrid System for the international registration of marks – featuring experts and practitioners.

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Episode 3 – A History of Trademarks: The Birth of the Madrid Agreement

May 3, 2022 - In this episode, we explore the Madrid Conferences of 1890 and 1891, during which the Madrid Agreement for the International Registration of Marks was approved. Read transcript.

Madrid At Night In The Late Nineteenth Century (1890) (In Spanish)

Episode 2 – A History of Trademarks: The Road to Madrid from Paris via Rome

February 7, 2022 - From the Paris conference on industrial property of 1880, we explore a series of historical events which eventually led to the Madrid conferences on industrial property. Read transcript.

Conférence internationale pour la protection de la propriété industrielle. (Procès-verbaux des séances de la conférence).

Episode 1 – A History of Trademarks: From the Ancient World to the 19th Century

December 6, 2021 - From Prehistory to the Industrial Revolution, explore the history of trademarks through the Ancient World, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, all the way to the Paris Convention of 1883. Read transcript.

Petite histoire des marques: de l’Antiquité à nos jours, 2018, French, Juliette Tallobre, Dépôt-De-Marque.com
Marks and the Medici, 2020, English, Robert Fredona, University of York,
Expositions Universelles, French, Christiane Demeulenaere-Douyère, Encyclopædia Universalis‎ [online]


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