Many global companies have the need to protect their corporate identities in countries around the world. While there is no law that provides trademark protection in every country, the Madrid Protocol allows trademark applications to be submitted to multiple countries at one time.
The Madrid Protocol is an international treaty that has been adopted by more than 80 countries. By submitting one application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. trademark owners can seek protection in any of the other countries that have adopted the treaty. There are specific steps that need to be taken in order to obtain trademarks under the Madrid Protocol, and the assistance of a reliable Texas intellectual property attorney can be extremely valuable.
Seeking Comprehensive Protection For Your Intellectual Property
With three offices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Norred Law PLLC provides domestic and international clients with comprehensive intellectual property representation. Our founding attorney, Warren V. Norred, handles your international trademark case from start to finish. He works closely with you to understand your long-term plans and develops an effective strategy designed to help you reach your goals.
While the Madrid Protocol has done a great deal to streamline the process of seeking trademark protection in other countries, it can still be a difficult one to navigate for people who are not familiar with it. From the filing of the initial application through obtaining protection in each of the countries where you plan to do business, we will be there with you at every step to ensure that the entire process goes according to plan and address any issues that may arise.