The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trademarks worldwide. File a single application and pay one set of fees to apply for protection in up to 124 countries. Modify, renew or expand your global trademark portfolio through one centralized system
Using the Madrid System
The Madrid System supports you throughout the lifecycle of your trademark, from application through to renewal. Use these sets of pages to find out more about how to search for existing trademarks before you apply for protection, how to file an international application, and how to manage your international trademark registration.
Before filing an international application, you should search to find out if identical or similar marks already exist in your target markets. Use this guide to find out how to search WIPO’s Global Brand Database before filing your application, as well as how to locate the trademark registers of national and regional trademark Offices.
In order to file an international application, you must have already registered or applied for a mark in your "home" IP Office. Learn more about the process, including your eligibility to use the Madrid System, how to complete your application form, required fees, and how to track the status of your application as it moves through the examination process.
Monitor an international application or registration
Once you've filed an international application with your "home" trademark office, it will be certified and sent to WIPO for examination. Learn more about the stages of the international registration process (including the roles played by WIPO and each national/regional trademark office) – including a preview of the types of documents you may receive along the way.
Manage your trademark registration
You can easily manage your international trademark registration through our centralized system. Find out how to renew or cancel, extend the geographical scope of protection, transfer ownership or appoint a representative, and learn more about the forms required for your requests.