Canada Announces Plans to Accede to Madrid Protocol

August 3, 2018

Director General for Trademarks at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office announced the future accession of Canada to the Madrid Protocol at the 140th edition of the INTA Meeting.


Canada is now close to joining the Madrid System. After years of hard work involving stakeholders at the national level, Canada is now fine-tuning regulatory requirements and communicating with WIPO regarding IT tools for the implementation of e-services for filing.

On the future accession of Canada to the Madrid System, Mr. Mesmin Pierre, Director General, Trademarks Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office said: “We expect to be joining the treaty, in fact, in early 2019.”

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