• The Madrid Protocol
  • May 19, 2003
  • Law Firm: Sirote & Permutt, P.C. - Birmingham Office
  • On October 17, 2002, the U.S. Senate ratified the Madrid Protocol, a multi-lateral treaty which provides for the registration and protection of trademarks across national boundaries. The Protocol is to be administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). There are at least eight (8) major advantages to the Madrid Protocol: