Madrid System: Filing International Trademark Applications – How to File

Complete your international trademark application using the "Madrid Application Assistant", available through our digital gateway, eMadrid. It records all the information required to complete an international application in an intuitive and linear manner. Once completed, you can download your application in PDF format and submit it to your Office of origin for certification.

You must:

  • designate at least one Madrid System member PDF, Madrid System members (this cannot be the member through which you are filing your international application);
  • compile the list of goods and service to be covered by your trademark;
  • provide a quality copy of the image of your trademark;
  • pay all relevant Madrid System fees.

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Madrid e-Filing Service

Our Madrid e-Filing Service – available through a number of IP Offices of Madrid System members – provides an A to Z digital process for filing international trademark applications, from submission of the application through to review by the Office and certification by WIPO. Find out more about Madrid e-Filing and participating Offices.

Madrid System Forms

You can also file an international trademark application using Madrid System Form MM2. However, we strongly recommend that you file online using eMadrid in order to have digital access to your trademark portfolio.

Important: If using Form MM2 and designating the United States of America, you must also complete Form MM18 (Declaration of intention to use the mark).