India joins the Madrid Protocol system

The Madrid Protocol system provides for the international registration of trade marks by way of one application that can cover more than one country. The opportunity of having a single registration to cover a wide range of countries gives advantages, both in terms of portfolio management and cost savings, as opposed to a portfolio of independent national registrations.

With effect from 8 July 2013 it will be possible to designate India under this system. 

If protection of your trade mark in India is of interest, please contact your usual trade mark attorney who will be happy to advise on the next step.