Wipo Madrid Protocol Rules

Detailed information on the amendments to the Regulations under the Protocol, the Administrative Instructions and the Rules on Fees can be found in Information Notice No 1/2020. Accordingly, amendments will be made to the Administrative Instructions and the Rules relating to Fees. Quick access to all legal instruments of the Madrid System, including related regulations and administrative instructions, including historical versions. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Madrid. This guide guides applicants and holders of international trademark registrations through the various stages of the international registration process. To estimate your subsequent designation fees, use the fee calculator. Once you have filed an international application with your “origin” trademark office, it will be certified and sent to WIPO for examination. Learn more about the steps in the international registration process (including the roles of WIPO and the various national or regional trademark offices) – including an overview of the types of documents you can obtain along the way. Upon receipt of an international trademark registration, additional fees apply to extend the geographical scope, modify or renew your trademark portfolio. To add other countries/regions to your existing international trademark registration (i.e. to extend its geographical scope), please use the electronic subsequent designation or Form MM4. We begin this new year with amendments to the Common Rules of the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol to that Convention (Common Regulations).

If the subsequent designation does not meet the formal conditions, you will receive an “irregularity notification” indicating the problem (the “irregularity”), explaining how you can remedy it within the time limit (usually three months) and what happens if the irregularity is not corrected. From 1 November 2017, you can add a voluntary description of your trade mark when you file an application for subsequent designation (point 6(e)). Note that you can only add a voluntary description (on Form MM4 or with electronic successor designation) if it was not already included in your initial international application or in a previously registered subsequent designation. You can easily manage your international trademark registration through our centralized system. Learn how to renew or cancel, extend geographic coverage, transfer ownership or appoint a representative, and learn what forms are required for your applications. Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol (2019). Provisions under the Protocol to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (applicable November 1, 2022) Detailed information on amendments to the Regulations. Last year, we launched our new and improved electronic renewal service in Madrid. The enhanced service, accessible exclusively through a WIPO account, offers a 100% simpler online experience, with benefits such as greater clarity and instant tracking of international registration renewals. WIPO also notifies you of any decision you subsequently receive from Contracting Parties (IP Offices) – for example, a notification of a statement of grant of protection or a provisional refusal. For example, to register a trademark without color elements in India and the European Union for a class of goods on February 16, 2018, the total cost is 1,698 Swiss francs [653 basic fee + 148 (one class in India) + 897 (one class in the European Union)].

Disclaimer: The results of the fee calculator are based on the information you have provided and the fee schedule in effect at the time the quote is made. The estimate is for illustrative purposes only. For the most accurate estimate, consult the fee calculator immediately before submitting a claim or your payment order. You may use the Madrid System if you have a personal or professional relationship with one of the members of the system. This means that you must either be a resident of, have a commercial or commercial establishment, or be a citizen of one of the 123 countries covered by the 107 members of the Madrid System. Find out what users are saying about the Madrid System. Send us your questions, comments or forms with the Contact Madrid service. Accession to the Madrid Union requires preparation.

WIPO is at the disposal of potential members to prepare for their accession to the Madrid Protocol. Find out about the preparatory work required and access to tools specifically designed to support new members throughout the accession process.

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