Industrial Property Office

International trade mark according to the Madrid system


Application procedure for international registration of trademarks

A request for international registration is filed by the owner of a national trademark. Based on this request the IPO CZ prepares an international trademark application and forwards it to the International Bureau of WIPO. The priority right from the national trademark application may only be claimed in the international application on condition that the time span between the national filing date and the date of filing the request for international registration is no longer than 6 months. If the international application is deliveded to the International Bureau within 2 months from the date of filing the request for international registration, the International Bureau recognizes its original priority right.
The national application or registration number (depending on the stage of the registration process) is specified in the international trademark application. The request for international application is entered into the IPO CZ database with relevant national application or registration file (again depending on the stage of registration process) and the IPO CZ trademark examiners complete the international trademark application.

Claiming priority right from the national application in the international trademark application is feasible in the following cases:

  • trademark application has no formal deficiencies (such as late payment of administrative fee, incorrect classification of goods and services, no power of attorney…).
  • request for international trademark registration has no material deficiencies for issuing an international trademark application (such as late payment of administrative fee, deficiencies in the classification of goods and services, no colour reproduction…)

More information concerning the Madrid system is available on the WIPO website

 

Last modified on – 2016-12-09 12:37