On 1 October 2020, the UK Government ratified the Madrid Protocol on behalf of Gibraltar. However, it will not be possible to designate Gibraltar as a separate jurisdiction when filing an application for an International Registration. Instead, the Madrid Protocol will apply to Gibraltar in respect of designations of the United Kingdom bearing a date of 1 January 2021 or later.

For more information please contact the author, Martin Chinnery, at martin@lysaght.co.uk