WIPO Welcomes Madrid Monitor, Retires ROMARIN

January 1, 2018

On January 1, Madrid Monitor became WIPO’s only tool for tracking the status of international trademark applications and registrations under the Madrid System.

WIPO’s original monitoring tools ROMARIN, Madrid e-Alert and Madrid Realtime Status, have been discontinued and replaced by the simpler and more streamlined Monitor.

The ROMARIN legacy

At the time of its introduction in 1991, the “Read-Only-Memory of Madrid Active Registry Information”, or ROMARIN, was the first database to consolidate details of the Madrid Registry’s official register of international applications and registrations.

The launch of ROMARIN’s online version in 2004 marked a new era in searching and tracking trademark registrations, effectively giving millions of users around the world direct access to the Madrid System’s full collection of registered marks.

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Madrid Monitor: simple, streamlined searches

ROMARIN’s retirement paves the way for the newly designed and more streamlined Madrid Monitor, which integrates all the functions of its predecessor and companion tools e-Alert and Realtime status.

Developed in-house, this all-in-one monitoring tool allows you to track the current status of all international applications and registrations under the Madrid System, and provides access to the WIPO Gazette of International Marks, the official publication of the Madrid System.

Madrid Monitor also introduces a number of new features designed with users in mind — making it simpler than ever to browse, filter, save and share over 900,000 trademark records. You can also set up email alerts for updates on trademarks of interest to help keep an eye on competitors’ marks alongside your own.

More information on the features and benefits of Madrid Monitor is available on the related e-services webpage. If you’re ready to get started, check out our free Madrid Monitor video tutorials.

The Future of Madrid e-services

The deployment of Madrid Monitor marks the next step in a broader Madrid Registry initiative focused on delivering a simplified, customer-driven online experience for our users throughout the lifecycle of their mark.

Over the coming months we will continue to introduce improvements and new resources, enabling you to access information and manage your trademark portfolio faster and more effectively.

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