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Madrid – The International Trademark System

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

An introduction to the International Trademark System. More videos about the Madrid System.

How to

File an application

The Madrid system is a simple, centralized, cost effective and flexible solution to register your mark in up to 95 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

Information relevant to the daily work of contracting parties.

Future contracting parties

Information for prospective contracting parties including the advantages of the Madrid System, the steps to follow, etc.

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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