Thailand to join international trade mark system

Thailand to join international trade mark system

08 August 2017

Thailand will become the 99th member of the system for registering international trade marks - the Madrid System - it was announced yesterday.

Administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Madrid System will be available for Thailand from 7th November 2017.

The Madrid System allows applicants who have applied for or registered a trade mark in their own country, to apply for the corresponding trade mark in some, or all, of the countries who have signed up to the system.

Each individual country then has up to 18 months to conduct its own examination, and raise any objections.

Accession to Madrid, was confirmed when Thai government official - Ms. Wiboonlasana Ruamraksa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce - deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO’s Director General Francis Gurry.

With Thailand joining, the System has 99 members, covering 115 territories. 

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