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An Introduction to the Madrid Protocol
The accession of the United States to the Madrid Protocol provides U.S. trademark professionals with a streamlined mechanism by which trademark applications can be submitted internationally. Through the Madrid Protocol, it is possible to seek registration on the International Register, and by extension to seek trademark protection in any of the Protocol's member countries.
The International Register is comprised of registrations through both the Madrid Protocol and the previously existing Madrid Agreement, collectively referred to as the Madrid System. Countries may accede to the Protocol, the Agreement or to both. Because the United States has acceded only to the Protocol, U.S.-based trademark applications may only be extended to other countries that are also members of the Protocol. Similarly, only applications based in jurisdictions party to the Protocol may request the extension of trademark protection into the U.S. through the Protocol.
While the Madrid Protocol promises to make international trademark applications more accessible from within the U.S., it also provides a mechanism by which applications seeking U.S. federal registration may be filed from outside the U.S., either as new applications or by seeking "extension" of an existing non-U.S. trademark registration into the United States.
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Thomson & Thomson: The Coverage You Need
Whether your focus is to clear a mark for registration in the United States, or to extend the protection of your U.S. trademark internationally, Thomson & Thomson provides the screening, searching, or watching service to suit your needs. Plus, you'll save money with special combination discounts on many Madrid Protocol-focused products, so you can save money while getting the coverage you need.
If your focus is clearance in the United States...
U.S. Full Availability Search
Our comprehensive trademark availability search is designed to provide the information you need to determine the availability and registrability of a proposed trademark in the United States. Effective as of the date of full U.S. participation in the Madrid Protocol, the U.S. Full Availability Search will include coverage of international registrations seeking protection in the United States.
U.S. Full Availability Search and Madrid Protocol Screening New!
A U.S. Full Availability Search plus a screening search of the International Register, comprised of all Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement registrations, to identify identical and phonetically identical marks, including those that have and have not requested protection in the United States.
U.S. Full Availability Search and Madrid Protocol Member Country Identical Screening
This combination provides comprehensive U.S. coverage and an identical screening search of Madrid Protocol registrations, including those that have and have not requested protection in the United States. The identical screening search covers marks published for the first time since on both the International Register and individual registers of all Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement member countries.
U.S. Full Availability and Madrid Protocol Availability Search
This combination provides comprehensive U.S. coverage plus a comprehensive search of the International Register, comprised of all Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement registrations, including those that have and have not requested protection in the United States.
If your concern is protecting your mark...
Madrid Protocol Watch
Protect your mark from infringement by monitoring for newly filed and newly published trademarks that may be confusingly similar to yours. You'll receive timely notification, allowing you to take prompt action to protect the uniqueness of your mark. Covers all Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol countries and the International Register. Pricing is for a 12-month subscription.
USPTO Pending Application Watch
Watch your trademark against all newly filed U.S. trademark applications. Following the U.S. accession to the Madrid Protocol, this watch will include those applications filed through the Madrid Protocol seeking extension of protection to the United States.
If your focus is international...
Madrid Protocol Screening New!
An identical and phonetically identical screening of your mark against the International Register, comprised of all Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement registrations.
Madrid Protocol Member Country Identical Screening
An identical screening of your mark against Madrid Protocol registrations. Covers marks published for the first time since on both the International Register and individual registers of all Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement member countries.
Madrid Protocol Availability Search
A comprehensive international availability search of the International Register, comprised of all Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement registrations.
Madrid Protocol Member Country Search
A comprehensive international availability search of your desired mark against the International Register (comprised of all Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement registrations), plus coverage of the Madrid Protocol countries you select.
An assessment of possible negative connotations associated with names that may be introduced to international markets. A trained local linguist provides a summary report including an assessment of the name's appropriateness, potential meanings and associations and problems with pronunciation in the selected country and language. Regional packages are also available.
To learn more...
To learn more about the Madrid system of international trademark registration, visit the World Intellectual Property Organization site on the Web: www.wipo.org/madrid.