Madrid Protocol

OMB 0651-0051

OMB 0651-0051

This collection of information is required by the Trademark Act of 1946, 15 U .S.C. § 1051 et seq., which provides for the Federal registration of trademarks, service marks, collective trademarks and service marks, collective membership marks, and certificate marks. Individuals and businesses that use or intend to use such marks in commerce may file an application to register the marks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Both the register and the information provided in pending applications for registration can be accessed by the public in order to determine the availability of a mark and lessen the likelihood of initiating the use of a mark previously adopted by another. The Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (“Madrid Protocol”) is an international treaty that allows a trademark owner to seek registration in any of the participating countries by filing a single international application. The International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, administers the international registration system. The Madrid Protocol Implementation Act of 2002 amended the Trademark Act to provide that: (1) the owner of a U.S. application or registration may seek protection of its mark in any of the participating countries by submitting a single international application to the IB through the USPTO and (2) the holder of an international registration may request an extension of protection of the international registration to the United States. The Madrid Protocol became effective in the United States on November 2, 2003, and is implemented under 15 U.S.C. § 1141 et seq. and 37 CFR Part 2 and Part 7. An international application submitted through the USPTO must be based on an active U.S. application or registration and must be filed by the owner of the application or registration. The applicant must be a national of the United States, be domiciled in the United States, and have a real and effective industrial or commercial established in the United States. The USPTO reviews the international application to certify that it corresponds to the data contained in the existing U.S. application or registration before forwarding the international application to the IB. The IB then reviews the international application to determine whether the Madrid filing requirements have been met and the required fees have been paid. If the international application is unacceptable, the IB will send a notice of irregularity to the USPTO and the applicant. The applicant must respond to the irregularities to avoid abandonment, unless a response from the USPTO is required. After any irregularities are corrected and the application is accepted, the IB issues an international registration number, publishes the registration in the WIPO Gazette of International Marks, and sends a certification to the holder. This collection includes the information necessary for the USPTO to process applications for international registration and related requests under the Madrid Protocol. The USPTO provides electronic forms for filing the items in this collection online using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), available through the USPTO website. Applicants may also submit the items in this collection on paper or by using the forms provided by the IB, available on the WIPO website the IB requires Applications for International Registration and Applications for Subsequent Designation that are filed on paper be submitted on the official IB forms.

The latest form for Madrid Protocol expires 2022-04-30 and can be found here.

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Application for International Registration (TEAS)

Federal Enterprise Architecture: Economic Development - Intellectual Property Protection

Form MM2Application for International Registration Governed Exclusive by the Madrid Protocolwww.wipo.int/madrid/en/forms/Form
Form PTO-2131Application for International Registrationteasi.uspto.gov/Form and instruction

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