WIPO Welcomes Madrid Monitor, Retires ROMARIN
January 1, 2018
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.
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.
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.
- Learn more about how to monitor your international application or registration
- Madrid Monitor Quick-Start Guide
- Madrid Monitor video tutorials
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