INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Trademark System
The worldwide registration of Trademarks is protected and regulated by Madrid System (International Trademark System). Through Madrid System it is possible to file an application for trademark registration and to apply for protection in up to 114 countries.
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Timeframe

6-9 months (if no one claims rights to the same or similar trademark)


Overview

In order to use the Madrid System, the person must have personal or business connection to one of the System’s members. In other words, person must be domiciled in, have industrial or commercial establishment in, or be citizen of one of the member countries. Moreover, the person can acquire exclusive rights of use of trademark only by registering it. It must be mentioned that trademark can be registered by both natural and legal person. If the sole reason for the registration of the mark is to own the rights to the intellectual property, we usually suggest to incorporate in low maintenance fee jurisdictions. For a list of potential options, please contact our team members.

Moreover, before starting the process of trademark registration, it is important to define all the relevant features of intended mark. Therefore, the trademark can consist only of words and can be represented as logo as well. It is possible for trademark to include elements of figures, three-dimensional objects or any other specific elements. As well, the trademark can be combination of both – words and logo. To be able to register the trademark it must have the following characteristics, otherwise the registration can be refused: Trademark has to be of a distinctive character, where it is possible to distinguish the services and goods provided under it from other undertakings; it must be possible to graphically represent the trademark; signs of the trademark cannot be of a descriptive nature; trademark cannot consist solely of signs that have become customary, trademark cannot deceive customers in regard to the nature or quality, trademark cannot breach the moral rights, commercial law, property and copyrights. Therefore, while it is allowed to use the commonly used words as a part of the trademark, it is prohibited to trademark consist ONLY of such words since it would be too descriptive and deceiving. 


Our services

  • Registration of local company;
  • Preparation of forms for Local TM registration;
  • Search for possible conflicts;
  • Application for Local TM registration;
  • Preparation of documents for international trademark registration;
  • Application for international trademark registration.


Total fee:  it may vary from USD 1500.00 to USD 6000.00

*Fee corresponds only to 1 application form for trademark.

*The total cost may vary since prices depend on the origin of the local company, number of states where the mark will be protected and on the specific fees that each state applies. 

*Government fees for international trademark registration are not included in the estimated price and will depend on the Office of Origin and designated Contracting Parties where the mark is to be protected.  


Renewal

  • the international registration of trademark is valid for 10 years;
  • It can be renewed at the end of each 10-year period directly with WIPO;
  • the holders will receive unofficial notice of possibility of renewal six months before the renewal date due.
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