Madrid Protocol: Obtaining and Maintaining International Trademark Protection
Filing Procedure, Deficiency Notices, Subsequent Designations, Application Amendments, and More
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the Madrid Protocol, including the application and examination process, how and where to file, amending an application, and dividing a registration. The panel will examine how to respond to a notice of irregularity from WIPO, apply for subsequent designations, and use the e-renewal process. The group will also discuss the limitations or drawbacks of the system.
- Mechanics of the Madrid Protocol
- How and where to file
- How the process works
- 18-month rule
- Responding to a deficiency notice from WIPO
- Subsequent designations and differences among countries in handling certain aspects of Madrid designations
- Amending an application
- For only one country
- For multiple countries
- How to divide a Madrid registration
- E-renewal process
- Limitations or drawbacks of the system
The panel will review these and other high priority issues:
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of filing under the Madrid Protocol?
- What are the differences among countries in handling certain aspects of Madrid designations?
- What steps should counsel take to amend a trademark application for one country? For multiple countries?
- How should counsel utilize the Madrid Protocol to protect trademarks worldwide?
Dr. Kunz-Hallstein Rechtsanwälte
Mr. Kunz-Hallstein practices in all fields of intellectual property, especially in trademark prosecution and... | Read More
Mr. Kunz-Hallstein practices in all fields of intellectual property, especially in trademark prosecution and litigation as well as portfolio management.Close
Michael J. Leonard
Mr. Leonard provides strategic counsel on the availability and adoption of trademarks as well as the management and... | Read More
Mr. Leonard provides strategic counsel on the availability and adoption of trademarks as well as the management and enforcement of trademark portfolios in the United States and abroad. He also represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and various U.S. district courts. Keenly adept at managing and enforcing domestic and international intellectual property rights, he is a go-to resource on trademarks, copyrights, and other IP-related issues for clients in the telecommunications, computer software and technology, entertainment and sports, pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage, publishing, scientific research, and apparel industries.Close