Mexico hosts WIPO´s Interregional Seminar on the Madrid System
The Interregional Seminar “The International Trademarks Registration System: The Madrid System,” organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with the Mexican PTO (IMPI), was held on March 23-24 in Puebla, Mexico.
Participants included representatives of the industry sector and the PTOs of Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, U.S., Philippines, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Korea, Singapore and Vietnam.
Some of the topics covered during this two-day seminar, which was organized by WIPO for the first time at an interregional level, were the role of IPRs in trade facilitation agreements, trademark protection trends in Latin America and South East Asia and legal challenges facing the Madrid Protocol, among others.
In recognition of the good results achieved by IMPI in terms of trademark applications under the Madrid System, Mexico was appointed by WIPO to host this event. Since its adhesion to the Madrid Protocol on February 19, 2013, IMPI has received 28,593 trademark applications under the Madrid Protocol as a designated office. Mexico was the third Latin American country, after Cuba and Colombia, to join the Madrid trademark filing system.