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This summer, the Madrid System turned 30 years old, and as two more countries prepare to join the Madrid Protocol we look at how the Madrid System has grown as it enters full adulthood. In 1988, there were only 25 members of the Madrid Protocol. Today, that number has quadrupled, with 105 members covering 121 countries. Canada joined the Madrid Protocol earlier this year, and Brazil announced in July that it will now be able to accept Madrid Protocol applications beginning in October 2019. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reports that the Madrid System gives trademark owners protection to 80% of the global economy. In 1988, 20,000 registrations were issued under the Madrid System, according to WIPO, and 30 years later, WIPO reports that number has tripled to 60,000. There is no doubt that the Madrid System has assisted many companies in effectively achieving international trademark registrations by filing one trademark application with one set of fees for protection in their choice of more than 120 countries.
By Nicole D. Galli
Now that we are in the digital age, questions have been raised about the trade dress of websites and apps.
By Aaron Davidson
A look at the gray area of infringement of U.S. patents in the U.S., but with related consequences or actions outside the U.S.
By Howard Shire and Christine Weller
Penn State Files Trademark Lawsuit against Sports Beer Brewing Company
Can OSU Trademark the Word “The”?
By David S. Gold
Branding is not a new concept, nor are the various intellectual property laws that protect brands. What is new to most is how this burgeoning industry can take advantage of those laws within the context of state and federal restrictions.