Fees and Payments – Madrid System

Types of fees

The fees payable in connection with an application for international registration under the Madrid System comprise:

  • the basic fee;
  • a complementary fee for each Contracting Party designated; and
  • a supplementary fee for each class of goods and services in excess of three.

For certain contracting parties, the complementary fee is replaced by an “individual fee”.  To confirm whether or not a Contracting Party applies the individual fee (and the amount of such fee), check the list of Individual Fees.

Fee amounts

Before filing your application, use the Fee Calculator to estimate the amount of fees payable. For an overview of the basic, complementary, and supplementary fee amounts, see the Schedule of Fees. All fees must be paid in Swiss francs. 

Warning – Fee Calculator results are based on information you have provided and the Schedule of Fees in effect at the time the estimate is generated. The estimate is provided for information purposes only. For the most accurate estimate, consult the Fee Calculator immediately before you submit a request or your payment order.

If your Office of origin is in a Least Developed Country (LDC), in accordance with the list established by the United Nations, you benefit from a 90 percent reduction in the basic fee for your international application.

Where to submit fees

In general, all international trademark registration fees should be submitted to WIPO. However, for certain Contracting Parties, you may submit application fees directly to the Office of Origin; the Office will then forward the fees to WIPO.

For a list of Contracting Parties that will collect and forward your application fees to WIPO, refer to the Declarations made by Contracting Parties of the Madrid System (declaration (m) [Rule 34(2)(b)].

Warning – Failure to pay your fees in full will result in the issuance of an irregularity notice. The notice will contain a payment deadline (typically 3 months), after which the application will be deemed abandoned.

Contact the relevant IP Office to determine how to submit fees directly. Contact information is available through the Member Profiles Database.

Payment methods

There are four ways to submit your fees to WIPO: Current Account at WIPO, credit card (in certain cases), bank transfer, or postal transfer (within Europe only).

There are three ways to pay via direct debit from your Current Account at WIPO:

Credit card payments are available only for the payment of fees:

  • noted in a irregularity notice sent by WIPO (if your application or request does not comply with formal requirements);
  • for designating additional Contracting Parties after your mark has been registered (when submitting your subsequent designation online); and
  • for renewals of registered marks submitted ( online)

All payments will be processed in Swiss francs (CHF).

A WIPO reference number is required for certain credit card payments. The relevant 9 to 10-digit WIPO reference number will be indicated in an irregularity notice, if one has been issued. You can also find the WIPO reference number online through Madrid Monitor.

Requesting renewals and subsequent designations online also requires the relevant International Registration Number (IRN).

Warning – WIPO will confirm credit card payments by email only. An electronic message will be generated and sent automatically to the email address entered with your billing information. WIPO does not issue any other payment receipt or invoice for online credit card payments. If you do not receive this email acknowledgement, please contact us.
New security requirements for online payments came into effect in the European Economic Area in January 2021 as consequence of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

In line with this directive, from January 2021, all online payments by credit card to WIPO will have an additional layer of security involving strong customer authentication (SCA). Customers may be asked to confirm payments by entering a secret number received by SMS or a code generated by a smartphone app or with a biometric identifier like a fingerprint or facial recognition. These customers will be informed about the elements needed to confirm the payment by their financial institution (personal telephone number, smartphone app, etc.).

WIPO welcomes this new layer of security in online payments, which aims to protect the rights of consumers and to limit liability in the event of fraudulent use of cards.

If you experience problems with your new security layer, please contact your bank or card issuer for assistance.

To submit your payment to WIPO via a bank or postal transfer, complete part (c) of the Fee Calculation sheet attached to the relevant MM-form.

If your payment involves more than one request, please send us a list containing each request and the amount to be paid for each request.

You must provide the following information when you submit your payment. Failure to provide all the information listed below will delay the processing of your application and/or result in issuance of an irregularity notice:

  • Payer’s name and complete address
  • Transaction code (EX, RE, etc.)
  • Trademark number (national for registration, international for other purposes)
  • Trademark name (if available), or verbal elements of mark
  • Name of trademark holder (if different than Payer)

All payments will be processed in Swiss francs (CHF). You will be responsible for any additional fees charged by your bank or any intermediary bank.

WIPO Bank transfer details

Please take into consideration that a bank transfer can take a minimum of three or more open days to reach our bank account depending on the originating country.
  • Account name: WIPO / OMPI
  • Credit Suisse, CH-1211 Geneva 70
  • IBAN: CH51 0483 5048 7080 8100 0
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A

WIPO Postal transfer details (within Europe only)

Please take into consideration that a postal transfer may take a minimum of seven or more open days to reach our postal account.
  • Account name: WIPO / OMPI
  • SWISS POST/Postfinance, Engelhaldenstrasse 37, CH-3030 Bern
  • IBAN: CH03 0900 0000 1200 5000 8
  • Swift: POFICHBE

Note – WIPO recommends that bank and postal transfers are made well in advance of any application deadline. WIPO will send a receipt to the payer within 10 days of the date your bank or postal transfer is received. If you do not receive a WIPO receipt within 10 days of submitting your payment, please contact us.

Warning – If you are paying your funds by transfer using a payment service provider (e.g., Transferwise, Revolut, Western Union, MoneyGram. etc.), you MUST send a follow up message with your application reference, payment and contact details including email address to WIPO Finance using the Finance Contact Us form. Failure to do so will mean we may not be able to credit your payment to your application or send you a receipt.

Payment follow-up

If you do not receive a payment acknowledgement within 10 days of submitting your payment, please contact us.

Refund request

To request a refund, please fill in the refund form.