How to get International Trademark Registration?
What is the Madrid Protocol for International Trademark Registration?
Is Trademark Registration under the Madrid Protocol possible in India?
Q1: How does the Madrid System of International Trademark Registration work?
The Madrid System allows trademark owners to obtain international trademark protection by filing a single application in their home country, which is then transmitted to designated countries through the International Bureau of WIPO.
Q2: What is the difference between the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol?
The Madrid Agreement, dating back to 1891, established the foundation for international trademark registration, while the Madrid Protocol, adopted in 1989, introduced new features to facilitate more countries’ accession to the system.
Q3: Can any country join the Madrid System?
Any country that is a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Intellectual Property can accede to the Madrid System by becoming a party to the Agreement, the Protocol, or both.
Q4: How long does it take to get an international trademark registration?
International Trademark Registration under the Madrid Protocol is granted within 18 months from the date of application for this purpose in the Home Country.
Q5: What are the benefits of international trademark registration under the Madrid System?
Madrid System simplifies the process of getting International trademark registration by eliminating the need to file separate applications in different countries. It also provides trademark owners with the convenience of filing a single application to get Trademark Registration in 130 member countries party to the Madrid Protocol.