World Intellectual Property Organization

How to manage your Registration: Appointment of a representative

To appoint a person or company as your representative before WIPO for your international registration, you may use form MM12.

You may present form MM12 directly to WIPO or through your Office, i.e., the Office of the Contracting Party of the holder.

The Madrid System does not provide for any requirement as to professional qualification, nationality, residence or domicile to be appointed as a representative before WIPO. Therefore, there is no official list of representatives before WIPO.

To update the contact details of your representative already recorded in the International Register, use form MM10 (change in the name and/or address of the representative).

To appoint a representative before a Contracting Party, liaise directly with the Office of that Contracting Party.

For further information on representation before WIPO, see paragraphs B.I.09.01 to 12.08 of the Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol and pages 50 to 51 and 60 to 61 of “Making the most of the Madrid System”.

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