Madrid Protocol: an overview<br />Urban Their Federer & Jackson, P.A.<br />
Background<br />The Madrid System of international trademark registration is governed by two treaties<br />the Madrid Agre...
Effectiveness<br />The Madrid Protocol became effective in the United States in November 2003<br />As of September 2009, 7...
Purpose<br />The Madrid Protocol is a cost-effective and efficient means for trademark owners, both individuals and busine...
Application Process<br />To apply for an International Registration with the IB, an applicant must be a national of, be do...
Application process<br />Without the need for the trademark owner to file more paperwork and pay more fees, each designate...
Benefits<br />Using the Madrid Protocol can save time and money for:<br />Individuals<br />Businesses<br />Other entities<...
More info can be found on our website<br />At<br />www.UrbanThier.com<br />
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  1. 1. Madrid Protocol: an overview<br />Urban Their Federer & Jackson, P.A.<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />The Madrid System of international trademark registration is governed by two treaties<br />the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Agreement)<br />the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement (Madrid Protocol)<br />The international registration system is administered by the International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland.<br />
  3. 3. Effectiveness<br />The Madrid Protocol became effective in the United States in November 2003<br />As of September 2009, 79 countries have joined the Madrid Protocol.<br />These countries are known as the Contracting Parties.<br />
  4. 4. Purpose<br />The Madrid Protocol is a cost-effective and efficient means for trademark owners, both individuals and businesses, to protect their marks in a variety of Contracting Parties by filing one trademark application with the IB of the WIPO<br />Madrid Protocol is a trademark “filing” treaty, not a trademark “granting” treaty.<br />
  5. 5. Application Process<br />To apply for an International Registration with the IB, an applicant must be a national of, be domiciled in, or have a real and effective commercial establishment in, one of the Contracting Parties<br />After filing the international application in the Trademark Office of a Contracting Party, the Trademark Office reviews the application to ensure certain criteria are met<br />If so, the Trademark Office forwards the international application to the IB, where the IB performs its own determination of whether the application meets Madrid Protocol filing requirements.<br />
  6. 6. Application process<br />Without the need for the trademark owner to file more paperwork and pay more fees, each designated Contracting Party will examine the request for an extension of protection under the laws of that Contracting Party. <br />If the Contracting Party does not notify the IB of any refusal of trademark registration within 18 months, the owner of the International Registration is automatically granted protection of the mark in that country.<br />
  7. 7. Benefits<br />Using the Madrid Protocol can save time and money for:<br />Individuals<br />Businesses<br />Other entities<br />
  8. 8. More info can be found on our website<br />At<br />www.UrbanThier.com<br />

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