How to Manage your International Registration: Continued Processing

Where you have failed to comply with a time limit established by WIPO, you may request continued processing using Form MM20.

You must present Form MM20 directly to WIPO.

Continued processing is available only with respect to time limits to:

  • remedy specified irregularities under Rules 11(2), 20bis(2)24(5)(b) or 26(2)
  • pay the fees due for the international application under Rule 11(3)
  • pay the second part of an individual fee under Rule 34(3)(c)(iii)
  • file a request that an international registration continue its effects in a successor State and to pay the fees related to this request under Rule 39(1)

Continued processing cannot be submitted for any other failure to comply with a time limit.

Continued processing must be requested within two months from the expiry of the time limit concerned.

How much does it cost?

The fee for a request for continued processing is 200 Swiss francs.

For further information on continued process, please refer to paragraphs B.I.06bis.01 to .05 of the Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol. For additional information, please refer to Information Notice No. 23/2014.