Latest development regarding Colombia’s accession to Madrid Protocol
After a long process, this July the Colombian Congress approved the adoption of the Madrid Protocol by Law No. 1455/2011, which was possible thanks to the strong support of multiple local organizations and particularly the Colombian PTO.
This very important step, however, does not mean that the Protocol will immediately enter in force, as it still must go through other legislative procedures, which will culminate with the deposit of the instrument of accession with WIPO. Three months after this later event, the Madrid Protocol will be available in the first South American country.