Madrid Protocol Countries for Trademarks

The Madrid Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks is an international treaty that allows a trademark owner to seek registration in any of the countries that have joined the Madrid Protocol by filling a single application, called an “international application”. This treaty is administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. The Madrid Protocol has been in operation since April 1996 and has been ratified by many countries around the world.

Singapore acceded and became a party to the Madrid Protocol in Oct 2000. As a member of the Madrid System, there are benefits on top of it being convenient, easy and cost effective to apply for International Marks in Singapore. Individuals and organizations need only to file one application in one language and pay one set of fees to protect your mark in the territories of up to 98 members.\

The members include all of the EU, USA and total 80% of the world, covering 114 countries globally.

In Asia, Malaysia, Thailand & Indonesia are expected to join the membership countries by 2017.

OCEANIA

Australia
New Zealand

ASIA

Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
India
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Mongolia
Philippines
Republic of Korea
Singapore
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Vietnam

EUROPE

Albania
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
European Union
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Americas

Antigua and Barbuda
Columbia
Mexico
United States of America

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)
Armenia
Algeria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Botswana
Cyprus
Cuba
Egypt
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Iran
Israel
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Oman
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Sudan
Swaziland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tunisia
Turkey
Zambia
Zimbabwe