You may file an international application provided you meet the following two requirements:
- have a business in a Contracting Party, or
- be domiciled in a Contracting Party, or
- be a national of a Contracting Party
To check your entitlement to file an international application under the Madrid system, use the International Application Simulator.
2. Basic application/registration (“basic mark”)
You must have already applied for or registered a mark with your Office of Origin. This application or registration is known as the "basic mark".