On September 25, 2018, Malawi submitted to WIPO its accession form to the Madrid Protocol on the International registration of trademarks, bringing the total number of member countries in the Convention on international trademarks to 102.

Malawi’s membership in the Madrid Protocol will become effective on December 25, 2018, at that date it will be possible to apply for the protection of a trademark in Malawi when filing an international trademark or extending an existing international registration.