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.
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.
– 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.
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).
Tip! For online and credit card payments, you will need to provide your 9 to 10 digit WIPO reference number. You can find this reference number in your online transactions and acknowledgement emails, and on any irregularity notice. Can’t find it? Search for your international registration using "Monitor Your Registration" under eMadrid; you’ll find the number in the "Real-time Status" tab!
– 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.
If you do not receive a payment acknowledgement within 10 days of submitting your payment, please contact us.
To request a refund, please fill in the refund form.