Madrid Trademark Registration
International registration of Madrid trademarks, in accordance with the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (hereinafter referred to as the "Madrid Agreement") or the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (hereinafter referred to as the "Madrid Protocol"), among the member states of the Madrid Union Trademark registration. Compared with the separate registration abroad, the Madrid trademark international registration has the advantages of wide coverage, convenient and fast procedures, and relatively low cost.
“Madrid Union” means the Special Union for the International Registration of Marks consisting of States or intergovernmental organizations to which the “Madrid Agreement” and the “Madrid Protocol” apply. As of September 2018, the Madrid Union had 102 parties covering 118 countries. The world's major economies such as China, the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Australia, and Switzerland are all members of the Madrid Union.
1. Application for international registration of Madrid trademarks;
2. Foreign language application (MM2 form);
3. Applicant qualification documents with official seal or signature, such as a copy of the business license, a copy of the residence certificate, and a copy of the ID card;
4. If the agent is entrusted, an agent's power of attorney shall be attached;
5. Specify the United States and submit the MM18 form together.
① The applicant shall pay the relevant fees to the trademark office within 15 days from the date of receipt of the notice of fees. The trademark office will only submit the application to the international bureau after receiving the full amount of the payment. If the applicant fails to pay the fee within the prescribed time limit, the trademark office will reject the application and notify the applicant in writing.
② International registration shall be valid for ten years from the date of international registration. After the expiration of the validity period, the registration shall be renewed if it is necessary to continue the use.