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On 24 March, Chile was eliminated from qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, on 4 April, the government of Chile acceded to the Madrid Protocol, setting it to join this international trade mark registration system on 4 July 2022. This makes Chile the second country to join in 2022, following Jamaica on 27 March.

Accession to the Madrid Protocol will streamline the process for Australian businesses to register their trade marks in Chile, and vice-versa. Chile becomes the third country in South America, after Brazil and Colombia, to join the Madrid system.

Following Australia’s signing a free trade agreement with Chile in 2009, Chile currently ranks as Australia’s 41st largest trading partner. Australia’s chief exports to Chile are coal and civil engineering equipment, and Chile’s chief exports being copper and pulp and waste paper. Austrade states that opportunities exist for Australian businesses in the agritec, food, mining, energy and infrastructure sectors, in what is Latin America’s 5th largest economy.

Chile will be joined by Cape Verde, which also acceded to the Madrid Protocol on 6 April 2022, with the treaty coming into force on 6 July.  While this African nation of half a million is of considerably less significance to most Australian businesses, it nevertheless shows the continuing growth of the Madrid Protocol system with Cape Verde becoming the 112th member.

Incidentally, Cape Verde is also acceding to the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographic Indications, and the Paris Convention for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

The Macpherson Kelley IP team can assist you to register your IP in Chile and other foreign countries, whether under the Madrid Protocol or through direct registration.

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madrid (protocol) can now be found in chile and cape verde

12 April 2022
nils versemann

On 24 March, Chile was eliminated from qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, on 4 April, the government of Chile acceded to the Madrid Protocol, setting it to join this international trade mark registration system on 4 July 2022. This makes Chile the second country to join in 2022, following Jamaica on 27 March.

Accession to the Madrid Protocol will streamline the process for Australian businesses to register their trade marks in Chile, and vice-versa. Chile becomes the third country in South America, after Brazil and Colombia, to join the Madrid system.

Following Australia’s signing a free trade agreement with Chile in 2009, Chile currently ranks as Australia’s 41st largest trading partner. Australia’s chief exports to Chile are coal and civil engineering equipment, and Chile’s chief exports being copper and pulp and waste paper. Austrade states that opportunities exist for Australian businesses in the agritec, food, mining, energy and infrastructure sectors, in what is Latin America’s 5th largest economy.

Chile will be joined by Cape Verde, which also acceded to the Madrid Protocol on 6 April 2022, with the treaty coming into force on 6 July.  While this African nation of half a million is of considerably less significance to most Australian businesses, it nevertheless shows the continuing growth of the Madrid Protocol system with Cape Verde becoming the 112th member.

Incidentally, Cape Verde is also acceding to the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographic Indications, and the Paris Convention for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

The Macpherson Kelley IP team can assist you to register your IP in Chile and other foreign countries, whether under the Madrid Protocol or through direct registration.