What are the requirements to file an “international trademark application” through the USPTO?
To file an international trademark application through the USPTO, an applicant must meet each and every requirement:
- You can file an international application through the USPTO if your trademark is registered with the USPTO, or you filed an application for registration with the USPTO.
- You are a national of, or domiciled in, the United States, or have an industrial or commercial business in the United States.
- The international application must list the same mark and same owner as the U.S. registration or application.
- The list of goods and services in the international application must be the same as or narrower than the list of goods and services in the U.S. registration or application.
- You must pay a U.S. certification fee when you submit the international application. The U.S. certification fee is $100 per class of goods/services.
- You must identify at least one other country where you want to extend your trademark protection. The other country must be a member of the Madrid Protocol.
You can file your international application online through the Trademark Electronic Application Service (TEAS) or through our law firm.