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What is the Madrid Protocol?

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.  While the Madrid Protocol simplifies […]

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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. Although this system is often cheaper and easier than filing in each country individually, there are a number of common issues that a Madrid Protocol applicant can run into when it files to extend its protection […]

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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 are not, the Madrid Protocol is […]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using the Madrid Protocol (Foreign Companies Filing in U.S.)

If you are a company outside of the US 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.  A common question that may arise as you seek out trademarks is whether a foreign business should use the Madrid Protocol to file a US […]

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