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27 September 2019 – Malaysia has formally joined the Madrid Protocol today.

In a press release seen on the Facebook page of the Malaysian Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution bin Ismail, the Southeast Asian nation delegation has submitted all participation instruments at the World Intellectual Property Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The submission was also witnessed by Dato’ Mohd Roslan Mahayuddin, the Director-General of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO).

This makes Malaysia the 106th member to join the Madrid system, which will officially be enforced starting 27 December 2019.

About the Madrid System

The Madrid System makes it possible for you to apply for trademark protection in up to 122 territories by filing a single international application with the national or regional IP office of a Madrid System member.

With the Madrid System, the process of multinational trademark registration is streamlined through a single application and management process.

Today, the Madrid Registry is focused on delivering a streamlined, customer-driven experience for users throughout the lifecycle of their mark with its evolving suite of e-services and online resources.

Video: Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry Secretary General Datuk Muez Abdul Aziz (left) and WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry. Video and featured image sourced from WIPO.
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