International Trademark Registration Process

International Trademark Registration Process

International Trademark Registration Process: Problems with the Madrid System

A global Trademark Association will help you to register an international Trademark. An international trademark refers to a unique “name”, which is usually an expression or logo that represents your business. Service marks work the same way as a mark, but offers additional benefits for businesses that operate internationally. Even if your business is international, it may be beneficial to apply for a trademark online.

It’s possible to register international trademarks online for two reasons. The first benefit is that you can finish the entire process online. There’s no need for faxing, meetings or hassle. It’s easy to fill out an international trademark application via an online secure website and then forward it to the ITA. The ITA will then process your application, sending you back an official registration notice that you can then send to the foreign country you registered your trademark with. Depending on the nature and duration of your trademark registration abroad, this can take up to three months or more.

Another benefit to filing an international trademark registration through the internet is that it can protect brand names. Just like with registrations for domains, the internet gives foreign trademark owners the opportunity to protect their name against being used or hijacked by another business. When you use the internet for international trademark registration and registration, you can help create a “dominant” brand name, which can limit the number of other businesses that can use the same brand name. Essentially, this means that the brand name becomes a sort of security measure, making sure that the trademark owner as well as his/her her business are not at risk of cyber-squatting.

The internet registration of domain names is very affordable. There are no fees to pay for formal inspections, stamps or formal inspections to purchase. Once a domain address is registered, it will be maintained and provided other services by the ITSP. ITSP provides services that allow for the recovery of domain names in the event that they are stolen. Simply put, an internet registration process is very inexpensive and simple to do.

Unfortunately, there are instances where a domain owner might want to contest the trademark registration in an international trademark registration opposition. The two main reasons why this might occur are: The first is that an individual may feel that the trademark registration was not properly obtained. A person may feel that the trademark registration was improperly obtained. Sometimes, a foreign country may refuse to recognize a mark from another country.

One can also contest the validity online of an application for a mark. There are two options for this to occur either through physical denial or through social media. If someone makes a post on social media which appears to be a negative comment about their business, it may be called social media denial. This could lead to the seizure of domain names or the cancellation of registrations for domain names.

Some international trademark opponents are worried that the use of “black hat” or spam tactics might be stifling free-market thought. This argument is at best absurd. There isn’t any evidence that such an abuse has been committed. But, those who oppose the international trademark registry argue that the internet domains have been misused. There are numerous instances of domain name abuse. Domain names can be controlled and registered to gain a competitive advantage. It’s easy to see how someone could misuse confidential data they have obtained through their job or through electronic methods.

I do not recommend the Madrid system. It is not without its problems, and is not worth the potential advantages of domain registration. I recommend you seek the advice of a qualified lawyer who specializes in international domain registration. The Madrid system’s costs are exorbitant. A qualified trademark lawyer can assist you to manage international registration.