United States Patent and Trademark Office (US)

General Information


TreatyEntry into Force
Madrid ProtocolNovember 2, 2003


Declarations made by Contracting Parties

Extension of the refusal period to 18 months Article 5(2)(b) of the Protocol
Possible notification of refusal, based on opposition, after the 18-month time limit Article 5(2)(c) of the Protocol
Charge individual fee (see list of fees and WIPO fee calculator) Article 8(7)(a) of the Protocol
Declaration of intention to use the mark Rule 7(2)

National/Regional Legislation

US Trademark Law.

Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act.

US Trademark Law: Rules of Practice & Federal Statutes.

Trademark Law Treaty.

Last updated on: December 6, 2016