Madrid international registration of marks

    Madrid international registration of marks
    1. what is Madrid international registration of marks?
      Madrid International Registration of marks refers to under the rule of  Madrid Agreement concerning International Registration of Marks(hereinafter referred to as the Madrid Agreement) or the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (hereinafter referred to as "the Madrid Protocol"),trademark registration among Madrid Union member states.
    In contrast to filing trademark separately, the Madrid International Registration of Marks has several advantages such as global, convenient and high cost-effective.
        "Madrid Union" means the Special Union for the International Registration of Marks consisting of States or intergovernmental organizations to which the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol apply. As of August 2017, the Madrid Union has a total of 99 Parties covering 115 countries. The world's major economies such as China, the United States, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Australia and Switzerland are all members of the Madrid Union.
    2. How to file an Madrid international registration?
    1)Applicant eligibility: the applicant must have a certain subject qualification.
    The applicant must be domiciled in China;
    The applicant has a real and effective industrial and commercial establishment in China;
    The applicant is a citizen of China.

    1. Application condition

     The Madrid international registration of marks must have a basic application or a basic registration in China.
    If you want to register trademark through Madrid, please consult Beijing Zhengbo International Department consultants, Tel 010-51662449.

Registration one by one

    One by one country international registration of marks
    Registration one by one is a method that the applicant entrusts foreign agencies to register trademark one by one. There are about 200 sovereign states and regions and national organizations which have separate law system.  We can register trademark with this method as long as the region or country has relevant regulations of trademarks.
    Due to not all of countries join in Madrid Union, in many countries we only register trademark in this way.
    Advantages:
    1. Flexible
        It doesn’t need a basic application or a basic registration. It is flexible since what kind of trademark the applicant want to apply and what kind of goods or services the applicant want to choose is not limited. Therefore, the enterprises could make the trademark enter the international market before the commodity and expand the protection of the brand.
      2. Low-risk
         We could do trademark search for this country before register in this way, and then, the applicant could clearly know what kind of results it will cause, whether their own trademarks has been registered in the country, and whether the use of the mark in the country will involve infringement. Thus, it decrease the risk.
    3. Convenient
       We will entrust the local intellectual property or legal firms to deal with the relevant things. Therefore, it is convenient to the applicant to protect their interests. For one thing, the applicant could provide evidence in time to prove the right of exclusive use of the trademark in the face of infringement issues and avoid causing more losses. For another, the agency will also pay some attention to the trademark. When there are problems such as infringement or malicious registration, we could find the problem and solve it in time.

    1. Stable

    The trademark registered in which country is governed by the country’s relevant law. The right to exclusive use of the mark will be stable in validity unless the applicant break the trademark law. In addition, when the registered trademark is about to expire, the agency will generally remind us of the renewal of it, which is registered through the Madrid can not be achieved.

    1. Global

       It could adopt this method to register in about 200 countries and regions in the world, not much details about them here. Compared with Madrid international registration of marks, registering one by one is more flexible and safety meanwhile we can know more about the follow-up progress. It is suitable for large enterprises , the companies having a high need for overseas intellectual property protection or the companies without basic application or registration but urgenly need to use the mark in oversea.
    If you need to register trademark one by one, please consult Beijing Zhengbo International Department consultants, Tel 010-51662449.