HOW MARKAVO® WORKS
File Internationally in 3 Easy Steps
Markavo® attorneys have represented a wide variety of businesses - from Amazon sellers, clothing designers, restaurants, professional service providers, and everything in between.
Gather your information
You will need the application or registration number of your U.S. trademark that you would like to protect internationally.
Place an order
Pay online with credit or debit card. Within minutes we will automatically follow up to collect a few basic details about your project.
Pass it to us
Once we receive your information, a trademark attorney, not a paralegal, manages your case and files your paperwork.
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Have your U.S. trademark protection extended to foreign countries where you do business.
File an International Trademark Application
An attorney will file your U.S. trademark into the countries of your choice to expand your protection.
- Provide advice on strategy
- Docketing of future due dates
- Review of eligibility
- Prepare and file with WIPO
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
International Trademark Applications
What is an international trademark application is, who can apply, and how much it will cost.
What is an “international trademark”?
Every country has its own trademark laws. A trademark registration in the United States only protects your mark within the United States.
To protect your trademarks outside of the United States, you have two options.
You can file directly with the trademark office in the country you want to register your trademark in. This is expensive and complex as you need to find an attorney licensed in the foreign country to represent you.
Alternatively, you can file an application through the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Madrid System by “exporting” your U.S. trademark application or registration and selecting the countries you would like coverage in. The whole process will take place in English and we will bill you in U.S. dollars using familiar payment methods. There’s no need for international wire transfers in other currencies as we take care of that complexity for you.
Can anyone work with Markavo to file a Madrid System application?
No. A U.S. trademark application or registration can be used to apply for an international trademark if the owner of the trademark has a personal or business connection with the United States. This means that one or more of the statements below is true:
- The trademark applicant is a national of the United States.
- The trademark applicant has a domicile in the United States.
- The trademark applicant has a real and effective commercial establishment in the United States.
If none of the above statements are true, you will not be able to use your U.S. trademark to file using the Madrid system.
What countries participate in the Madrid treaty?
Can I file in all countries?
Theoretically, yes, but you would spend tens of thousands of dollars on government fees to do so. From a commercial perspective, it only makes sense to pay for the countries you actually sell in.
Can I file in one country today and in the future add other countries to the same international application?
Yes. This is called a “subsequent designation.” Let’s say today you are selling in Japan and apply for protection there. Three years from now, you plan to start selling in China. It will be possible to add China to the same international application in three years by paying the required fees to China.
How much does this cost?
Markavo charges $799 in services fees. In addition, there are significant government fees. Every country you apply to requires their own government fees. These vary dramatically by the specific country (anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars). The U.S. has government fees to process your application as does the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Typically, most clients can expect to spend $1,500-$4,000 on a Madrid application. Contact us for a quote.
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