Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Good news for trade marks: now Zimbabwe signs up for the Madrid Protocol

By Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 204: Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, WIPO reports that the Republic of Zimbabwe has deposited its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, which will enter into force, with respect to Zimbabwe, on 11 March 2015.

93 countries have now signed up for the Madrid Protocol, as against just 55 for the old Madrid Agreement of 1891. You can check both lists here.

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