What is the Madrid System

WIPO – the World Intellectual Property Organization – administers the Madrid System which was introduced to register and protect international trademarks worldwide.  The Madrid System is made up of the Madrid Agreement 1891 and the Madrid Protocol 1989. For a clear understanding on the requirements and regulations set by the Madrid System you should seek the advise and guidance of a professional consultancy firm that specialize in global trademark registration.

To view information on the various jurisdictions we offer trademark services in from the Madrid System and worldwide, view our Global Trademarks page.

Madrid System explained

The Madrid System, as administered by WIPO is the system for international trademark registration.

The Madrid System provides a cohesive system where by trademark registration can be obtained in multiple international jurisdictions through one simple application procedure for the applicant. The Madrid System is structured in such a way that applications to WIPO for the registration of a trademark in several worldwide jurisdictions can be achieved and legal protection will be awarded together with the exclusive rights of the trademark in each of the counties it is registered with.

Trademark registration can be sought in all countries that are member to the Madrid Agreement. In 2010 there were 85 member jurisdictions party to the Madrid system.

The Madrid System is a highly popular method of obtaining trademark registration in a number of countries as it provides a quick, hassle free and competitively priced option for trademark owners.