International Trademarks

It is important to register trademark rights in those countries where you plan to use your trademarks.  Our team offers experience registering trademarks internationally.  We can provide tailored expertise in developing an international trademark strategy that aligns with your business goals and budget.

Registering trademarks in countries outside the United States can follow one of two paths. You can file direct in each desired country or you can file an International Trademark through the Madrid Protocol and designate the countries in which you want to register.

Direct:

While you can file for registration of a trademark in a foreign jurisdiction at any time, if you want to claim priority to your United States trademark application and obtain the benefit of the earlier priority date, you must file for registration of outside the United States within 6 months of the original United States trademark application date. Our firm has established relationships in most every country you might desire to file for registration, and we collaborate closely with local counsel in each country to preserve and protect your trademark rights in that country. We have filed many trademark applications in countries such as China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Australia, the UK and Europe. Our experienced team is here to lead the way.

Madrid Protocol:

once you have filed a trademark application in the United States, you can file for registration of your trademark in multiple countries in a single filing through the Madrid Protocol.
The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trademarks worldwide. File a single application and pay one set of fees to apply for protection in up to 125 countries. Modify, renew or expand your global trademark portfolio through one centralized system. There are advantages and disadvantages of using the Madrid Protocol.

Want to learn more?

If you would like to learn more about pursuing registration of your trademark outside of the United States feel free to give us a call for a free consultation. 

512-993-7738

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