INTA Bulletin

January 1, 2010 Vol. 65 No. 1 Back to Bulletin Main Page

Colombia Moves Closer to Joining Madrid Protocol

On December 2, 2009, the Colombian Senate, in plenary session, approved Bill 277/2009 calling for accession to the Madrid Protocol. The bill had been considered and approved by the Senate Second Commission on June 18, 2009. This is a significant step toward the accession of Colombia to the Madrid Protocol.

For Colombia’s accession to become effective, approval by the House of Representatives is still required. The bill has now moved on to the House of Representatives for consideration, first at committee level and then in plenary session, in the months to come.

INTA welcomes the latest developments, which bring Colombia closer to adhering to the Madrid Protocol. Local trademark owners will be able to use the international registration system to protect their trademarks in all 81 Contracting Parties to the Madrid Protocol. And trademark owners from those Contracting Parties will benefit from the possibility of requesting protection for their trademarks in Colombia via the Protocol.

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