• Introducing the New Madrid Monitor

    Introducing the New Madrid Monitor

    May 31, 2017 As your gateway to trademarks registered through the Madrid System, WIPO’s new Madrid Monitor introduces a simpler and more streamlined way to stay up to date on your international trademark registration. Why Madrid Monitor? Madrid Monitor is WIPO’s customized tool for tracking the status of your international... Continue reading

     
  • New and Improved Madrid e-Services

    New and Improved Madrid e-Services

    May 19, 2017 Whether you’re carrying out a pre-filing search for similar trademarks in your target markets, filing an international application, or monitoring and managing your portfolio of international trademark registrations, WIPO has e-services to assist you. Madrid Monitor: the next generation ROMARIN Over the past year, we have gathered... Continue reading

     
  • WIPO at the 139th INTA Annual Meeting

    WIPO at the 139th INTA Annual Meeting

    April 27, 2017 We look forward to engaging with you during the Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA), which will take place from May 20-24, 2017 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. Take this opportunity to find out more about Madrid and Hague System developments at... Continue reading

     
  • Madrid Highlights 1/2017

    Madrid Highlights 1/2017

    Madrid Highlights 1/2017 April 18, 2017   2016 Madrid System Statistics The Madrid System experienced another record year in 2016, with 52,550 applications filed – 7.2% more than in the previous year. Applicants from the United States of America filed the greatest number of these applications, followed by trademark owners... Continue reading

     
  • A Look Inside WIPO’s Classification Practices

    A Look Inside WIPO’s Classification Practices

    March 30, 2017 In an effort to better communicate internal policies on classification, WIPO has published Examination Guidelines Concerning the Classification of Goods and Services in International Applications (“Classification Guidelines”). The document serves a guide to the goods and services examination principles applied by our trademark examiners. Every international trademark... Continue reading

     
  • Need to Legalize an Extract? Ask WIPO!

    Need to Legalize an Extract? Ask WIPO!

    March 24, 2017 If you need authenticated copies of extracts from the International Register, WIPO can help. WIPO arranges legalization services for customers who need to present extracts in countries that do not participate in the Madrid System. (Legalization is not mandatory for extracts presented in a Contracting Party of... Continue reading

     
  • Strong growth in international trademark applications filed in 2016

    Strong growth in international trademark applications filed in 2016

    Geneva, March 15, 2017PR/2017/804 China’s ZTE Corporation overtook its crosstown rival Huawei Technologies as the biggest filer of international patent applications via WIPO in 2016 and U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc. claimed third position amid another year of strong demand for WIPO’s intellectual property filing services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs.... Continue reading

     
  • Madrid Registry Streamlines Customer Queries

    Madrid Registry Streamlines Customer Queries

    February 27, 2017 As part of ongoing efforts to improve customer service and user experience, we introduced a new Automatic Call Distribution system on Monday, February 27. Based on the nature of your inquiry, the call will be directed to the appropriate WIPO professional, who will ensure your question is... Continue reading

     
  • Madrid Goods & Services Manager Aligned with Latest Nice Classification Edition

    Madrid Goods & Services Manager Aligned with Latest Nice Classification Edition

    February 10, 2017 Last month Madrid Goods & Services Manager introduced several key updates, including over 1000 new terms and alignment of the database with the 11th edition of the Nice Classification. (iStockphoto.com/wutwhanfot) Before filing an international trademark application, the goods and services to be covered by the mark need... Continue reading

     
  • Year in Review: A Look Back at the Madrid System’s 125th Year

    Year in Review: A Look Back at the Madrid System’s 125th Year

    December 14, 2016 2016 marked the 125th anniversary of the Madrid System’s founding treaty, the Madrid Agreement. As the end of this landmark year approaches, here’s a look back at some of the Madrid System’s most notable achievements. Growing membership and commitment to accession by key trading markets Since the... Continue reading

     
 
 
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