Madrid Agreement Law and Legal Definition
In relation to Trademarks law, a Madrid agreement is an 1890 treaty which established a system for the international registration of trademarks. The official name of the agreement is the Madrid Arrangement Concerning the International Registration of Marks. The treaty’s registration system is called the Madrid Union. Under the Madrid Union, a mark registered in a treaty nation that is also registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization receives equal protection in all signatory nations. In 20002, the United States ratified the treaty. This agreement is also termed Madrid Arrangement; Madrid Registration of Marks Treaty; Madrid Union. This agreement is also a product of the Madrid Revision Conference of the Paris Convention in 1890, and the treaty's official name is the Madrid Arrangement Concerning the Prevention of False or Deceptive Indications of Source. It applies to manufactured and handmade goods, and agricultural products.