The Madrid Protocol is an international treaty designed to simplify the international trademark registration process. Using this process, registrants are able to complete a single application, in their home language, that can then be applied to over 90 member countries. It is important to note, however, that this application will not grant global trademark protections. […]
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What is the Madrid Protocol?
How to Avoid a Madrid Protocol Trademark Registration Refusal in the United States
The Madrid Protocol is an international filing system that allows members of the Protocol to file in multiple jurisdictions using the same, streamlined system. However, many international applicants face common refusals that increase risk, cause delays, and cost money to fix.
In The News
Thailand to Join the Madrid Protocol
Starting November 7th of this year, a 99th member will be added to the Madrid Protocol. Becoming the 115th country, Thailand will officially become a member of the Madrid Protocol. If you have ever wanted to expand your trademark rights to more than one country, you are probably familiar with the Madrid Protocol. If you […]
How can a foreign company file a US trademark? The advantages and disadvantages of using the Madrid Protocol.
If you are a non-U.S. company doing international business, you’ve probably come across the Madrid Protocol as an option for filing trademarks for protection in a number of countries, including the United States. That being said, a common question that is asked is whether a foreign business should use the Madrid Protocol to file a […]