How to manage your Registration: License

To record a license in respect of some or all of the designated Contracting Parties, use form MM13. No supporting documents, such as copies of the license agreement, should be sent to WIPO.

Form MM13 may be presented to WIPO directly by the holder or through the Office of the Contracting Party of the holder or through the Office of a Contracting Party with respect to which the license is granted.

With respect to Australia, Germany and New Zealand whose legislation does not provide for the recording of trademark licenses, the recording of licenses in the International Register has no effect.

With respect to the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), Cambodia, China, Colombia, Georgia, Greece, India, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Singapore, whose legislation does provide for the recording of trademark licenses, the recording of licenses in the International Register has no effect. Therefore, the formalities required for the recording of a license relating to the international registration of a mark in those Contracting Parties must be completed directly with their IP Offices, according to their respective legislation.

For further information on licenses, please refer to paragraphs B.II.93.01 to 99.04 of the Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol.