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[Madrid System] Frequently Asked Questions
In order to assist organizations and individuals in the process of filing international trademark application through the Madrid System, IP Vietnam present a series of 5 articles on "Frequently Asked Questions: Madrid System" which has been translated from the WIPO website...
In order to assist organizations and individuals in the process of filing international trademark application through the Madrid System, the IP Vietnam is pleased to present a series of 5 articles on "Frequently Asked Questions: Madrid System" which has been translated from the WIPO website.
- Article 1. Frequently Asked Questions: Madrid System
How can I contact the Madrid Registry?
Which form should I use to apply for the international registration of my mark?
How can I send WIPO the forms required for the international registration of a mark?
How can I calculate international application fees and make a payment to WIPO?
How can I check the status of my international application or request a change concerning an international registration?
How can I check the status of my international registration?
How can I renew my international registration?
How can I transfer my international registration to someone else?
What is the time limit for an Office of a designated Contracting Party to issue a provisional refusal of protection?
How can I reply to a provisional refusal received from one of the Contracting Parties in which I applied for protection of my mark?
How can I request an extract, an attestation or a certified copy of an international registration?
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More questions: If you couldn't find an answer to your question on this page or through the Madrid System homepage, then feel free to contact us.
Disclaimer: The questions and answers provided on this page serve a purely informative purpose and are not a legal point of reference. They do not necessarily represent the official position of WIPO or its member states.
- Article 2. How to Search Before Filing: Overview
Before filing an international application through the Madrid System, you should search to find out if identical or similar marks already exist (or are pending) in your target markets.
Use this guide to find out how to search WIPO’s Global Brand Database before filing your application, and how to locate the trademark registers of national and regional trademark Offices.
- Article 3. How to file your international application: Overview
In order to file an international application, you must have already registered or applied for a mark in your "home" IP Office.
This guide explains more about the process, including your eligibility to use the Madrid System, how to complete your application form, required fees, and how to track the status of your application as it moves through the examination process.
- Article 4. How to Monitor your International Application: Overview
Once you've filed an international application with your "home" trademark office, it will be certified and sent to WIPO for examination.
Use this guide to learn more about the stages of the international registration process (including the roles played by WIPO and each national/regional trademark office), preview the types of documents you may receive throughout the process, understand the possible outcomes of examination, and learn how to track your application or registration.
- Article 5. How to Manage your International Registration: Overview
Once your mark has been recorded in the International Register, the Madrid System makes it possible for you to manage your international registration via a single centralized system.
For instance, a single submission is sufficient to (totally or partially) transfer or renew your international registration in multiple countries/regions, or to appoint a (new) representative before WIPO. You can also record changes to the holder’s name and address, request a change in ownership, or restrict the scope of your international registration.
For additional information on potential changes to your international registration, refer to the list of Madrid System forms, Making the Most of the Madrid System PDF, a guide to completing your forms (a guide to completing your forms), and the Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol.
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