Madrid System: Managing International Trademark Registrations – Record a Trademark License

While not mandatory, you may choose to record a trademark license in the International Register, with effect in multiple Madrid System members PDF, Madrid System members. We have not yet integrated this function into eMadrid so, for now, you should use Madrid System Form MM13.

You can send your completed form:

  • directly to us, using our document upload service;
  • through the holder's home intellectual property (IP) Office; or
  • through the Office of a Madrid System member in which the license is granted.

Warning: Do not send supporting documents, such as copies of the license agreement, to WIPO!

What is the effect of recording a license in the International Register?

For some Madrid System members, recording a license in the International Register has the same effect as registering a license directly with each national/regional IP Office. It will have no effect in:

  • a Madrid System member whose domestic laws do not provide for the recording of trademark licenses (Australia and New Zealand); or
  • the following members, all of which have declared (under Rule 20bis(6)(b)) that the recording of a license in the International Register has no effect:
  • Afghanistan
  • African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Pakistan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Russian Federation
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • Thailand

In these countries/regions, you must complete the required formalities for recording a trademark license directly with the national/regional IP Office, and in accordance with domestic laws.

How much does it cost?

The fee to record a license, or amend the recording of a license, is 177 Swiss francs.

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