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In order to file an international application via the World Intellectual Property Organization, you need a so-called basic trademark, i.e. a German trademark or a Union trademark. If you have not yet filed a trademark application, the fees for a basic trademark are added.
If a basic trademark has to be applied for first, the fees for the application will be added. We recommend to start with a German trademark as the basic trademark.
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With an international trademark registration you can easily protect your trademark in numerous countries worldwide. A list of the countries in which an international trademark application is possible can be found in our free fee calculator. To estimate the likely cost of an IR trademark, simply select the countries in which you wish to protect your trademark from the map above or from the list.
It is possible to register an IR trademark under the so-called Madrid Agreement on the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Agreement or MMA). The prerequisite is that the countries are member states of the Madrid Agreement. This is the case with the most important economic nations such as the USA, Japan, China, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany. The Madrid Agreement is a central system for the registration of trademarks and is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. One application can be used to protect trademarks in a variety of countries.
A further advantage is the flexible extension of trademark protection to additional states. The extension of trademark protection after the term of protection has expired can also be managed centrally via the Madrid system.
The application for international registration saves time and money compared to direct trademark applications in individual countries, which incur additional costs for a trademark or patent attorney.IR mark list of states
To which countries can the protection of an international trademark (IR trademark) be extended?
European Union (28 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Kingdom), Austria, Albania, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina Herzegovina, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Georgia, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Monaco, Moldavia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, San Marino, Ukraine, Belarus, Russian Federation, Antigua and Barbuda, Bonaire St.Eustatius Saba, Colombia, Cuba, Curacao, Mexico, Sao Tome and Principe, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), United States of America (USA), Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Buthan, Brunei, China, Israel, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, South Korea, North Korea, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mongolia, Oman, Philippines, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Botswana, Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Morocco, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, OAPI (African Intellectual Property Organization). Members: Equatiorial Guinea, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Chad, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
How it works: The application procedure for an international trademark registrationStep 1: Application for a trade mark as national trade mark or Union trade mark (basic trade mark)
Before an application for an international application can be filed with WIPO, you need a trademark that has already been applied for, or better still registered, the so-called basic trademark. A basic trade mark with protection in Germany can be applied for at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA). The application for registration of the IR mark is filed at the DPMA and forwarded to WIPO.Step 2: WIPO application procedure (IR mark)
WIPO examines in the application procedure whether the formal requirements such as information on the trademark owner and the version of the class list are fulfilled. If this is the case, the trademark will be published in the International Trademark Register and you will receive the WIPO trademark certificate. WIPO will then forward the application to the trade mark offices of the countries in which your trade mark is to be protected. Please note that only the national trademark offices decide on the formulation of the goods and services and thus determine the scope of protection of your trademark.Step 3: Examination of the application by the national trade mark offices (IR trade mark countries)
The trade mark offices of the countries in which you wish to protect your trade mark will then carry out a concrete examination of the application for possible grounds for refusal in accordance with national law. Depending on the country, this examination can take between 6-18 months. If there is no objection, the Trademark Office confirms the protection of the trademark. The registration in the country is then entered in the WIPO register.
If protection is denied in one of the countries, this has no effect on the protection of the trademark in other countries. You can then take action against the decision of the Office according to the laws of the respective country.Duration of protection of an international trademark registration
The International Registration is valid for 10 years and may be renewed for a further 10 years before the expiry of the term of protection. Fees for the renewal are payable with the application for renewal. The renewal can take place as often as you wish, as long as you wish to use the trademark.Costs and fees of an international trade mark
The fees for an IR trademark application are calculated in Swiss francs (CHF). The costs for international trademark protection depend on the number of classes for which your trademark is to be protected and on the number of countries in which you wish to protect your trademark. In order to save fees, we recommend that you file your application only in the classes that are most important to you. This also reduces the risk of conflicts with other trademark owners.
Would you like to protect and register your trademark internationally? International trademark applications are handled by Breuer Lehmann Attorneys at Law. The law firm Breuer Lehmann is specialized in trademark protection.
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