What is a “designated country” under the Madrid System? | Two-Minutes Lesson

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The “designated country” is the country where the extension of the filed or registered trademark in the base country will be requested.

Once the trademark office in a designated country grants protection, the mark is protected in that country just as if that office had registered it.

For more information on filing trademarks, please email trademarks@nlipw.com

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About Ufuoma Akpotaire 259 Articles
Ufuoma is a Senior Editor and Director of Regulatory Policy at NLIPW. She assists clients in the protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents. She counsels clients regarding validity and infringement matters and has experience acting against the infringement of IP and addressing counterfeit issues. She holds a Masters degree (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School, New York and a law degree from the University of Nigeria (LL.B. Honors). She is admitted to practice law in Nigeria and in the State of New York. Ufuoma cut her teeth in the intellectual property practice groups of some of the largest law firms in Nigeria and has years of experience working with major non-profit organizations in New York. Email: uakpotaire@nlipw.com

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