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
The Office of the Contracting Party with which you have the necessary connection is your Office of Origin. This office acts as your intermediary for filing an international application.
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".