The Madrid system is an international trademark registration system. It offers the ability to simultaneously seek protection for a trademark in a large number of jurisdictions. The system is governed by two separate international treaties, the Madrid Agreement (agreement) and the Madrid Protocol (protocol). The agreement provides that nationals of any signatory can ensure the protection of their trademark registered in the country of origin in all other states parties to the convention. The protocol provides that nationals of any signatory can obtain protection in countries and legal systems that are parties to the protocol, on the basis of a pending application or registration in the country or jurisdiction of origin. Our Global Brand database provides easy access to more than 28 million records from several international and national sources, including trademarks registered through WIPO`s Madrid system. Use the database to search for official trademarks, appellations of origin and emblems. WIPO`s Arbitration and Mediation CENTRE provides trademark holders with effective international mechanisms to resolve disputes over internet domain names that correspond to their trademark rights. The EUTM system offers trademark holders a uniform protection system across the EU, with the submission of a single application. If successful, this application results in an application for registration um, which is recognised in all EU Member States. The introduction of new Member States into the EU automatically expands the coverage of existing NMs, without the trademark holder requiring measures or payments; However, the protection of an enlarged EU trademark in a new Member State extends from the date of the Member State`s admission to the European Union and not from the date the EU trademark is filed. The initial registration period is ten years from the date the EU application is filed. The registry office is the Intellectual Property Office of the European Union (formerly the internal market harmonization office) in Alicante, Spain.
The WIPO Lex database is a comprehensive search tool that allows you to browse international treaties and national intellectual property laws. The second general group, global protection contracts, ensures that an international registration or deposit is effective in one of the signatory states concerned. The services provided by WIPO under these contracts simplify and reduce the costs of filing individual applications or applications in all countries where protection is required for a given IP fee. The duration of trademark registration may vary, but it is usually ten years. It can be extended indefinitely for additional fees. Trademark rights are private rights and protection is imposed by court orders.