MADRID PROTOCOLFILING INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARKAPPLICATION IN SINGAPORE
OVERVIEW• What is Madrid Protocol?• Pros & Cons• Filing Requirements & Official Forms• Flowchart• Validity & Maintenance
1 Int’l Trademark …90 countries
What is Madrid Protocol?The Madrid Protocol is an international treaty administeredby the International Bureau (IB) of WIP...
Member CountriesAntigua and Barbuda, Denmark, Republic ofKorea, Romania, Albania, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Armenia, Eg...
Benefits• Single filing procedure with one fee payment in one currencyand in one language means savings in foreign agents’...
Limitations• For a period of 5 years following the international registrationdate, protection of an IR remains dependent o...
REQUIREMENTS & FORMSRequirements –• Applicant must be a resident / national of Singapore; or• have a real and effective in...
FLOWCHARTIPOS• InternationalApplication (IA)filed with IPOS• Checks for anyirregularity• Once irregularity isresolved, IPO...
VALIDITY & MAINTENANCEAn international trademark registration is valid for 10 years,renewable every 10 years.Registrations...
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Since 31 October 2000, Singapore has been a party to the Madrid Protocol. The Madrid Protocol enables local businesses to file a single application covering more than 90 member countries in one fee payment in one currency and in one language. This translate into savings in foreign agents’ fees.

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Filing International Registration in Singapore

  1. 1. MADRID PROTOCOLFILING INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARKAPPLICATION IN SINGAPORE
  2. 2. OVERVIEW• What is Madrid Protocol?• Pros & Cons• Filing Requirements & Official Forms• Flowchart• Validity & Maintenance
  3. 3. 1 Int’l Trademark …90 countries
  4. 4. What is Madrid Protocol?The Madrid Protocol is an international treaty administeredby the International Bureau (IB) of WIPO that provides forthe international registration of trademark in over 90member countries by filing a single application.Since 31 October 2000, Singapore has been a party to theMadrid Protocol.
  5. 5. Member CountriesAntigua and Barbuda, Denmark, Republic ofKorea, Romania, Albania, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Armenia, Egypt, Liechtenstein, Russian Federation, Austria, EuropeanUnion, Liberia, Sudan, Australia, Spain, Lesotho, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Finland, Lithuania, Singapore, Bosnia andHerzegovina, France, Latvia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, UnitedKingdom, Morocco, Slovakia, Bahrain, Georgia, Monaco, SierraLeone, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Ghana, Moldova, SanMarino, Bhutan, Greece, Montenegro, Sao Tome andPrincipe, Botswana, Croatia, Madagascar, Sint Maarten, Benelux, Hungary, TheFormer Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia, Syrian, ArabRepublic, Belarus, Ireland, Mongolia, Swaziland, Switzerland, Israel, Mozambique,Tajikistan, China, Iran, Mexico, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Iceland, Namibia, Turkey, Curacao, Italy, Norway, Ukraine, Cyprus, Japan, Oman, USA, CzechRepublic, Kenya, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Vietnam,Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Portugal, Zambia
  6. 6. Benefits• Single filing procedure with one fee payment in one currencyand in one language means savings in foreign agents’ fees.• Simplified administrative requirements; no more notarizationof different POA for every filing of applications.• Possible to record subsequent changes or to renew registrationsthrough a single procedural step.
  7. 7. Limitations• For a period of 5 years following the international registrationdate, protection of an IR remains dependent on the subsistence/ validity of its base application or registration.• Trademarks under an international registration would still besubject to local laws and practice of respective country onexaminations, applications formalities and use requirements.• The change in ownership of an IR can only be recorded wherethe new owner is a national of a member of the MadridProtocol
  8. 8. REQUIREMENTS & FORMSRequirements –• Applicant must be a resident / national of Singapore; or• have a real and effective industrial/commercialestablishment in Singapore.• Further, applicant must have a base application /registration in Singapore.Forms –• Registration : MM2(E) & MP3• If designating USA : MM18
  9. 9. FLOWCHARTIPOS• InternationalApplication (IA)filed with IPOS• Checks for anyirregularity• Once irregularity isresolved, IPOS sendsIA to InternationalBureau (IB)International Bureau• Checks IA for feesand formalities• Records andpublishes IR inGazette• Forwards certificateto applicant• Notifies designatedcountriesDesignated Countries• Examines IR inaccordance withlocal laws. NotifiesIB of refusals, if any.• If noobjection/oppositionarise, designatedcountries grantprotection to the IR
  10. 10. VALIDITY & MAINTENANCEAn international trademark registration is valid for 10 years,renewable every 10 years.Registrations in the designated countries will be renewedsimultaneously through a single renewal application.Subsequent changes in ownership or name/address can alsobe recorded by filing a single application.
  11. 11. LJ Vernus Pte Ltd | Copyright 2013

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