January 17, 2022

News for trademark registration: Jamaica adheres to the Madrid System

On December 27, 2021, the Jamaican government deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol. In this way, Jamaica became the 110th member country of the Madrid system of international trademark registration, which is currently made up of 126 countries in total. Said protocol will be applicable in and to Jamaica as of March 27, 2022.

As of this date, the owners of trademarks in Jamaica, as well as the applicants who want to protect its trademarks in Jamaica, will be able to benefit from the Madrid system, under which, through the presentation of a single international application for trademark registration and the payment of a single set of fees, they will choose to the protection of their trademarks in the 125 territories of the other 109 members belonging to the system.

This accession further strengthens the position of the Madrid System as a fundamental component of global brand protection by offering a simple, practical, effective and economical solution to brand owners around the world.

If you are interested in protecting a trademark in Jamaica, contact us by sending a message to ponti@ponti.pro or by phone at 938 228 272.