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With the US joining on November 2, and the EU committing to membership within the next year, the Madrid Protocol has taken a big leap towards becoming a truly global system. Sam Mamudi and James Nurton examine how the Protocol works now, and how it will develop in the future

At the beginning of this month, the Madrid Protocol expanded by 285 million people. From Sunday November 2, trade mark owners around the world can request an extension of their existing registrations to cover the US, and designate the US in new applications, simply...

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