Once you have applied for or registered a mark before your local Office, it can be used as the basic mark when filing an international application through the Madrid System.
Your international application should contain at least the following information:
- Name and address of the applicant;
- A reproduction of the mark, which must be identical to your basic mark (your local 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 mark;
- The international application fees.
Note that you cannot expand or broaden the list of goods and services after you have submitted your international application, not even to cover goods and services mentioned in the basic mark. If you want to have a broader list, you would need to file a new international application.
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.
- Official forms MM1 and MM3 are no longer applicable since all members of the Madrid Union are at this time also members of the Protocol. All international applications shall be filed using the MM2 International Application form ↑