How Do I Register A Worldwide Trademark?
A trademark is a protection that can be applied to your company to ensure that your product can not be used or copied across the jurisdiction your trademark protection covers you in. Almost every multinational, local, charity and even celebrities own a trademark or worldwide trademark.
This worldwide trademark is a specific phrase, logo or brand name that you identify to be the owner of the good and products that belong exclusively to you. This worldwide trademark distinguishes your goods or services from others who may be tarnishing your reputation by selling a similar product using your brand. With worldwide trademark protection, any brand, logo or name like that of yours will be prosecuted as you now with the worldwide trademark have the legal protection of your intellectual property.
3 Tips to Help with Your Worldwide Trademark
Register in the U.S to Help Your Worldwide Trademark Application
Before considering your worldwide trademark application it is recommended that you first register your trademark in the U.S through the U.S patent and trademark office. It is suggested that you register your worldwide trademark in the U.S firstly because having a U.S trademark already in place as a foundation for protecting your intellectual property will give you stronger grounds and recognition when register for your worldwide trademark in other countries
Worldwide Trademark with The Madrid System
Firstly, with any worldwide trademark, the Madrid system will be your fully comprehensive one-stop shops for all registration and management of your worldwide trademark. Using the Madrid agreement, a company can submit a worldwide trademark application to protect its assets within multiple countries that come under the Madrid Union. There are 113 countries that are currently offering their worldwide trademark protection under the Madrid system, these include countries such as France, China and the European Union. Of these 113 countries, you can choose individual countries or a coalition of countries to register a worldwide trademark and protect your intellectual property.
Hire a Worldwide Trademark Attorney
If you are investigating registering a worldwide trademark in a country that is not a part of the Madrid system we would always recommend that you hire the expertise and specialist knowledge of a worldwide trademark attorney. Countries such as Argentina, Canada and Hong Kong are just a few of the countries who are not protected under the Madrid Agreement.