World Intellectual Property Organization

Madrid – The International Trademark System

The Madrid System is a one stop solution for registering and managing marks worldwide.

How to

File an application

The Madrid system is a simple, centralized, cost effective and flexible solution to register your mark in up to 92 Contracting Parties. 

Manage a registration

Once your mark is registered, you can easily manage your rights through the International Bureau in a single request (i.e., change in ownership, limit the scope, etc.).

For IP offices

Current contracting parties

  • Accession kit pdf doc
  • Examination/refusal procedure - questions and answers  DOC, Questions and answers, examination/refusal procedure
  • Model Forms
  • Information kit - modified/new rules as in force from September 2009 pdf
  • Model provisions
  • Repeal of the Safeguard Clause pdf doc

Future contracting parties

  • Accession kit pdf doc
  • For further information concerning the accession of a new contracting party please contact us.

Madrid System Legal Forum

Contact and updates

Opening hours: 09:00 to 18:00 CET Monday to Friday.

General inquiries / Submitting forms

Madrid Customer Service

Files being processed

Madrid Operations Teams

For queries concerning an international registration, select your office of origin/residence from the list and directly refer to the team indicated:


International register extracts

Madrid System updates

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