International Trade Marks
Once you have filed your UK or EU trade mark application, it is possible to extend that application to other countries that are parties to the Madrid system. The application involves a simple form, making it quite cost effective to apply for several countries.
For countries not party to the Madrid Protocol, such as Hong Kong, South Africa, and Canada, it is necessary to file for protection using local agents.
International trade mark searching
We offer clearance searching of the following trade mark registers: U.S. State, U.S. Federal, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Austria, Benelux, Community Trademarks(CTM), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, International (WIPO), Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea.
We provide trade mark registrations worldwide. For countries that are within the Madrid System we a Madrid Protocol application. The official fees vary depending on the countries in which you want to extend protection of your mark.
Calculate the Official Fees for your international trademark, and then submit a request for a quote for the legal fees.
We have agents worldwide, so if your desired country is not within the Madrid Protocol or if you simply want us to file your mark directly with the USPTO, or in Chinese characters, let us know when you submit your enquiry.
If you have products manufactured in China, register a trade mark even if you do not intend to trade in China because a trade mark registration certificate is prima facie entitlement to the right to export your products out of the country.
Failing to secure your Chinese trade mark puts you at risk that your manufacturer will register the trade mark. Then if you decide to move to another manufacturer you will have difficulty exporting your goods out of the country without a trade mark registration certificate.
If you need legal work please call us on +44 (0)20 7700 1414 or if you prefer send us an enquiry using the form below. Depending on your requirements we may suggest a free meeting. This is often the best way to assess whether we would be the right firm for you, and to understand the work involved, your priorities, attitude to risk, and desired timescales.