The United Arab Emirates Join the Madrid System

September 28, 2021 (WIPO)

The United Arab Emirates Join the Madrid System
The United Arab Emirates Join the Madrid System

Government of the United Arab Emirates deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO Deputy Director Generals Binying Wang and Hasan Kleib, making it the 109th member of the Madrid System, which now covers 125 countries. This also makes it the third country in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), alongside Bahrain and Oman to join the Madrid Union. The Protocol will enter into force for the United Arab Emirates on December 28, 2021.

Starting December 28, 2021, local brand owners in the United Arab Emirates will be able to start using the Madrid System to protect their trademarks in the 124 territories of the System’s other 108 members by filing a single international application and paying a single set of fees.

With its straightforward designation process, foreign businesses and trademark owners can, from December 28, 2021, seek trademark protection through the Madrid System when selling their products and services in the United Arab Emirates.

Protecting your brand in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates’ accession further strengthen the Madrid System’s status as a key component of protecting marks globally, offering a convenient and cost-effective solution for brand owners worldwide and in the Middle East region.

About the Madrid System

The Madrid System makes it possible for you to apply for trademark protection in up to 124 territories by filing a single international application with the national or regional IP office of a Madrid System member.

With the Madrid System, the process of multinational trademark registration is streamlined through a single application and management process.