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How to file your application: Forms and content

Once you have applied for or obtained a basic mark before your Office of origin, you can file an international application.

To do so, use one of the following forms (available in English, French and Spanish) as appropriate:

  • Form MM1, for an international application governed exclusively by the Madrid Agreement;
  • Form MM2, for an international application governed exclusively by the Madrid Protocol;
  • Form MM3, for an international application governed by both the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol.

To determine which form to use, go to the International Application Simulator.

You must send the forms MM1, MM2 or MM3 to your Office of origin. Do not send them directly to WIPO.

E-Filing is available for international applications filed through the IP Offices of Australia and Benelux.

Your international application must contain at least the following information:

  • Name and address of the applicant;
  • A reproduction of the mark, which must be identical to the one in the basic application or registration;
  • Designation of the Contracting Parties in which the mark is to be protected. Note that you cannot designate the Contracting Party of your Office of origin;
  • A list of the goods and services for which the mark is to be protected. This list must be identical to or narrower than the list in the basic application or registration;
  • The international application fees.

For further detailed information you may consult the explanatory notes on the form MM2 PDF, explanatory notes on the form MM2.

You should classify the list of goods and services in accordance with the latest International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification). For this purpose, use the Madrid Goods and Services Manager.

Note that the list of goods and services cannot subsequently be expanded or broadened to cover additional goods and services, not even ones mentioned in the basic mark. A new international application may be filed in this case.

For further information on international applications, please refer to paragraphs B.II.01.01 to 10.02 of the Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol.

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