You may present Form MM4 directly to WIPO or through your Office or origin, i.e., the Office of the holder's Contracting Party.
Notifications from WIPO
WIPO will examine the subsequent designation for formalities only. If the subsequent designation complies with all formal requirements, WIPO will record it in the International Register, publish it in the WIPO Gazette of International Marks, and then notify you and the member(s) designated.
If the subsequent designation does not comply with the formal requirements, you will receive an “irregularity notice” identifying the problem (the “irregularity”), explaining how you can remedy it within the given time limit (usually three months), and indicating what will happen if the irregularity is not remedied.
Notifications from Offices
You will also receive notifications from the Offices you have subsequently designated – for example, a notification of a statement of grant of protection or provisional refusal.
Subsequent designation fees
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When is subsequent designation via the Madrid System NOT possible?
Depending on the date of your International Registration, you may not be permitted to expand its geographical scope of protection in certain countries. This restriction will apply whether you file on paper using Form MM4 or electronically via the e-Subsequent Designation service.
In these cases, you must file a domestic trademark application directly in the country of interest. Subsequent designation via the Madrid System is not an option.
If your International Registration was recorded in the International Register before the date indicated below, you will not be permitted to expand its geographical scope of protection in the following countries:
|Country||No subsequent designation for International registrations recorded before:|
|Estonia||November 18, 1998|
|India||July 8, 2013|
|Namibia||June 30, 2004|
|Philippines||July 25, 2012|
|Turkey||January 1, 1999|
For further information on subsequent designations, refer to paragraphs B.II.32.01 to 46.01 of the Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol and pages 28 to 33 of "Making the most of the Madrid System". For further information on the e-Subsequent Designation, please refer to the Information Notice No. 13/2014.