International Trademarks

The Madrid Agreement offers the possibility for persons resident in a contractual state of centrally applying for a trademark in any contractual state of the Agreement via the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, as long as a home trademark has been applied for or registered.

Denial of protection or opposition is possible for individual countries. The international trademark requires use in every country.

Registration is valid for ten years as of the date of filing of the application and can be extended in each case for a further ten years.