Many of our customers ask us whether it is possible to purchase a single worldwide trademark to be employed across the globe. The simple answer is no – trade mark rights are territorial and national marks cannot be relied upon outside of their jurisdiction. Making things easier however is the Madrid Protocol system, a registration process administered through the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). This system allows you to apply for multiple regional trademarks in one go, so that a single application can be used to file for trademarks in over 90 countries. You can also add further countries to your registration at a later date. Other benefits include the swift and relatively cost effective nature of the procedure.
At Trademark Eagle we can help you to secure the trademarks required to fulfil the plans you have in mind for your property. This may mean applying for an international (Madrid Protocol) registration, or instead applying to your particular countries of interest. We can file national trademarks anywhere in the world, and will inform you both of the best way to approach extending protection and of the requirements for application in different countries.
To find out more, please call us on 01223 208 624