Fees and Payments – Madrid System

Types of fees

The fees payable in connection with an application for international registration comprise:

  • the basic fee;
  • a complementary fee for each Contracting Party designated; and
  • a supplementary fee for each class of goods and services in excess of three.

For certain Contracting Parties, the complementary fee is replaced by an “individual fee”.  To confirm whether or not a Contracting Party applies the individual fee (and the amount of such fee), check the list of Individual Fees.

Fee amounts

Before filing your application, use the Fee Calculator to estimate the amount of fees payable. For an overview of the basic, complementary, and supplementary fee amounts, see the Schedule of Fees. All fees must be paid in Swiss francs. 

Warning – Fee Calculator results are based on information you have provided and the Schedule of Fees in effect at the time the estimate is generated. The estimate is provided for information purposes only. For the most accurate estimate, consult the Fee Calculator immediately before you submit a request or your payment order.

If your Office of origin is in a Least Developed Country (LDC), in accordance with the list established by the United Nations, you benefit from a 90 percent reduction in the basic fee for your international application.

Where to submit fees

In general, all international trademark registration fees should be submitted to WIPO. However, for certain Contracting Parties, you may submit application fees directly to the Office of Origin; the Office will then forward the fees to WIPO.

For a list of Contracting Parties that will collect and forward your application fees to WIPO, refer to the Declarations made by Contracting Parties of the Madrid System (declaration (m) [Rule 34(2)(b)].

Warning – Failure to pay your fees in full will result in the issuance of an irregularity notice. The notice will contain a payment deadline (typically 3 months), after which the application will be deemed abandoned.

Contact the relevant IP Office to determine how to submit fees directly. Contact information is available through the Member Profiles Database.

Payment methods

There are four ways to submit your fees to WIPO: Current Account, credit card (in certain cases), bank transfer, or postal transfer (within Europe only).

There are three ways to pay via direct debit from your WIPO Current Account:

Learn more about the WIPO Current Account, including how to open one.

Credit card payments are available only for the payment of fees:

  • noted in a irregularity notice sent by WIPO (if your application or request does not comply with formal requirements);
  • for designating additional Contracting Parties after your mark has been registered (through the E-Subsequent Designation service); and
  • for renewals of registered marks (through the E-Renewal service)

All payments will be processed in Swiss francs (CHF).

A WIPO reference number is required for certain credit card payments. The relevant 9 to 10-digit WIPO reference number will be indicated in an irregularity notice, if one has been issued. You can also find the WIPO reference number online through Madrid Monitor. (Learn how to find a WIPO reference number in Madrid Monitor)

Access to the E-Renewal and E-Subsequent Designation system also requires the relevant International Registration Number (IRN).

Warning – WIPO will confirm credit card payments by email only. An electronic message will be generated and sent automatically to the email address entered with your billing information. WIPO does not issue any other payment receipt or invoice for online credit card payments. If you do not receive this email acknowledgement, please contact us.

To submit your payment to WIPO via a bank or postal transfer, complete part (c) of the Fee Calculation sheet attached to the relevant MM-form.

If your payment involves more than one request, please send us a list containing each request and the amount to be paid for each request.

You must provide the following information when you submit your payment. Failure to provide all the information listed below will delay the processing of your application and/or result in issuance of an irregularity notice:

  • Payer’s name and complete address
  • Transaction code (EX, RE, etc.)
  • Trademark number (national for registration, international for other purposes)
  • Trademark name (if available), or verbal elements of mark
  • Name of trademark holder (if different than Payer)

All payments will be processed in Swiss francs (CHF). You will be responsible for any additional fees charged by your bank.

WIPO Bank transfer details

  • Account name: WIPO / OMPI
  • Credit Suisse, CH-1211 Geneva 70
  • IBAN: CH51 0483 5048 7080 8100 0
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A

WIPO Postal transfer details (within Europe only)

  • Account name: WIPO / OMPI
  • SWISS POST/Postfinance, Engelhaldenstrasse 37, CH-3030 Bern
  • IBAN: CH03 0900 0000 1200 5000 8
  • Swift: POFICHBE
Note: WIPO will send a receipt to the Payer within 10 days of the date your bank or postal transfer is received. If you do not receive a WIPO receipt within 10 days of submitting your payment, please contact us.

Payment follow-up

If you do not receive a payment acknowledgement within 10 days of submitting your payment, please contact us.

Refund request

To request a refund, please fill in the refund form.