Ports Group – English / Blog / The effects of Canada joining the Madrid System
featured-en

After much debate, Canada has finally joined the Madrid System.

The Madrid System is administered by the United Nations agency WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and facilitates the registration of trademarks in several jurisdictions simultaneously.

With Canada joining, there are now 104 member countries in the system. The advantage of this international system is that you can easily apply for trademark protection in several jurisdictions at the same time through one application, instead of having to apply in each country separately. This means great advantages both from control and cost perspective.

Canada joining means that from June 17th, you can apply for trademark protection in Canada through the Madrid system, or extend an already existing WIPO registration.

If you have any questions regarding your trademark protection and / or possible extension, please contact Ports Group.

Related reading

Why you need to secure comprehensive trademark protection before a funding round

Why you need to secure comprehensive trademark protection before a funding round

Strategy
Trademark
EN
pll_62629ec9366b7
22, April 2022
in this blog post, we will take a closer look at why it is important to secure your trademarks before raising capi...
Ports Group Otmore

Ports Group acquires Otmore

Announcement
EN
pll_6229d77843374
11, March 2022
Ports Group acquires Otmore and strengthens its position in the Nordic region as the leading SaaS player in Brand...