How to Register a Trademark?
International Trademark Registration may include the following:
- Researching the availability of the trademark you are planning to use for your business;
- Applying to your National or Regional IP Office (Office of Origin);
- Submitting an international trademark application through the same IP Office, which will certify and forward it to WIPO who conducts a formal check for availability and registerability;
If approved, your trademark is recorded in the International Register and published in the WIPO Gazette of International Marks, and a WIPO certificate is issued.
Furthermore, WIPO will notify all IP offices in the territories your trademark is protected. The Madrid Protocol may also be used to gain international registration and protection of your trademark.
Note: the longevity of trademark registration may vary from country to country, but is usually ten years. You may renew your trademark registration for further periods.