Madrid eFiling is the online filing of application for international trade marks by means of the Madrid System (Madrid Agreement and Protocol).
The Madrid Agreement enables - by means of a single application - applying for an international trade mark in more than 100 countries, including the EU, USA, China, Japan, India etc.
After registering with the WIPO (https://www3.wipo.int/iwa) you gain access to Madrid eFiling. Equipped with this WIPO account you can track the processing of your application at any time and keep on top of new developments.
A precondition of applying at the Austrian Patent Office is that you are the owner of an Austrian trade mark or trade mark application. Also, one of the following requirements must be met:
A special bonus accompanies online application through Madrid e-filing, i.e. the national fee which is now directly payable to the WIPO amounts to CHF 141 (app. EUR 130) and is thus less expensive than the fees for an application in paper form for which the sum of EUR 141 falls due.
The costs of an international trade mark are mainly dependent on the selection of the countries in which it is intended to be in operation, the office of origin the application is submitted to and how many classes are necessary for the trade mark’s categorization. The WIPO Fee-Calculator makes it possible to calculate the costs of your application in advance.
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