International trade mark registration: how to protect your trade mark worldwide

An international trademark application can protect your trade mark in over 120 contracting states under the Madrid system.

When you file an international trade mark application, you decide which countries the protection shall apply to. Following your successful international trade mark registration, you will enjoy exclusive rights to it for at least 10 years. The trade mark registration can be renewed thereafter.

To apply for an international trade mark, you first need an existing trade mark application or registration – the so-called „basic application“ or „basic registration“. This can be a national or a European trade mark or an application for such trade mark.

You can then apply for international trade mark protection through your country’s patent office or the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

The national patent office or EUIPO will forward your application to the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

You are advised to use an intellectual property attorney in this procedure and you can rely on Reguligence for such a service.

Depending on client’s specific requirements, we can offer it for a competitive rate from 1500 BGN excluding VAT (this is approximately 767 EUR).

In addition to our remuneration for the international trade mark application, there are also official fees due to both the International Bureau and the relevant Offices of the countries you seek trade mark protection in. We can inform you of these on a case-by-case basis.

Do you have any questions about international trade mark registration? Then contact us!