On April 4, 2022, the Government of the Republic of Chile deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, thus becoming the 111th member of the Madrid System.
The Republic of Chile becomes the most recent Southern Cone country to join the Madrid System, which currently covers 127 countries.
From now on, trademark owners in the Republic will be able to start using the Madrid Protocol to protect their marks in the other 126 territories of the System, by filing a single international application and paying a single set of fees.
The entry into force of the Madrid Protocol comes at a time of high demand for priority rights in Chile. The first half of 2022 closed with more than 28,478 trademark applications.
Chile’s accession further strengthens the Madrid Protocol’s position as a fundamental component of trademark protection on a global scale, offering a practical and more cost-effective solution to trademark owners around the world and, from now on, in the Southern Cone.
In addition, it doesn’t require the services of a representative in each destination country to enter the respective processing.
The application can be made in Spanish, which avoids incurring translation costs to third parties.
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