You can designate additional Madrid System members in your existing international trademark registration (i.e., expand its geographical scope of protection), using "Extend Protection of Your Registration" under eMadrid.
How much does it cost?
You will need to pay:
- a basic fee – 300 Swiss francs (CHF); plus
- a complementary fee (100 CHF) or individual fee (varies) for each designated Madrid System member included in the request.
To estimate your subsequent designation fees, use our Madrid System Fee Calculator.
What happens next?
We will examine your request to extend protection to make sure it complies with all formal requirements.
- If yes, we will record it in the International Register, publish it in the WIPO Gazette of International Marks, and then notify you and the designated Madrid System members. Sample Notification of the Recording of a Subsequent Designation
- If no, we will send you an “irregularity notice” identifying the problem, explaining how you can fix it within a given time limit (usually three months), and indicating what will happen if you don’t. Sample Irregularity Notice
We will notify you of any decisions received from the designated Madrid System members – for example, a notification of a statement of grant of protection or provisional refusal .
Important! Depending on the date of your international registration, you may not be able to expand its geographical scope of protection in certain countries:
|Country||No subsequent designation for international registrations recorded before:|
|Brazil||October 2, 2019|
|Estonia||November 18, 1998|
|India||July 8, 2013|
|Philippines||July 25, 2012|
Instead, you may either:
- file a domestic trademark application directly in the country/region of interest; or
- file a new international trademark application, designating that country/region.
Madrid System forms
You may also use extend the protection of your international registration using Madrid System Form MM4. However, we strongly recommend that you do this online through eMadrid.
Find out more
- Madrid System video tutorials
- Guide to the Madrid System (paragraphs 459 to 523)