Thailand Joins the Madrid System
On August 7th 2017, the Government of Thailand deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO’s Director General, making Thailand the 99th member of the Madrid System. The Protocol will enter into force for Thailand on November 7th, 2017. Starting November 7th, it will be possible to seek trademark protection in Thailand through the Madrid System.
(From left to right) Ms. Sunanta Kangvalkulkij, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Thailand to the World Trade Organization, Mr. Thosapone Dansuputra, Director General, Department of Intellectual Property, Ms. Wiboonlasana Ruamraksa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Mr. Francis Gurry (PHOTO: WIPO/Berrod).
About the Madrid System
The Madrid System offers a convenient and cost-effective solution for brand owners worldwide. It allows brand owners to apply for trademark protection in up to 115 territories by filing a single international application. With the Madrid System, the process of multinational trademark registration is streamlined through a single application and management process.
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