The Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with the Director General of WIPO on February 24, 2021, making it the 108th country to join the Madrid System, which now has 124 members Countries. The contract will enter into force for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on May 24, 2021.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has joined the Madrid system of Trademark after years of efforts and hard work of the Intellectual Property Organization.
Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Khalil-ur-Rehman Hashmi deposited the instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with Daren Tang, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in Geneva, said a press release issued by IPO.
President Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi, signed the succession to the Madrid Protocol instrument which paved the way to become the 108th country in the world that joined the Madrid System of Trademark.
In the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, protecting your brand is important.
The accession of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan highlights the Madrid System’s emergence as a key component of global mark protection, providing a simple and cost-effective solution for brand owners around the world, including in the South Asian region.
Keep an eye on the Member Profiles Database for more information on the Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s trademark laws and practices.
Do you have a valid international registration? Expand the scope of security to include the consumer market of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan by using our online subsequent designation service. Then use Madrid Monitor to keep track of your request’s progress.
The Trademark holders of Pakistan will be able to protect their trademarks in more than 100 countries by filing a single application at WIPO whereby facilitating ease of doing business. The business community of other countries will also be able to get the protection of their Trademarks in Pakistan by using the Madrid route. It is a win-win situation for traders of both Pakistan and its trading partners to get the protection of intellectual property rights to promote genuine businesses in their markets as well as instilling confidence in potential foreign investors.
About the Madrid System
The Madrid System allows you to apply for trademark rights in up to 123 countries by filing a single foreign application with a Madrid System member’s national or regional IP office.
The Madrid System simplifies the process of registering international trademarks by allowing for a single application and management process.
. The Madrid System’s Advantages.
. How to submit a Madrid System foreign application: Assistant to the Madrid Framework.
. How to manage your international registration: subsequent designation.
. Madrid System Webinars.