Can the same trademark be registered by others in a different country?

Same trademark, different country It is possible for others to register a US trademark in a foreign country. A US trademark registration does not block others from registering the same mark outside the US. Trademark rights are territorial. A US trademark registration does not extend beyond geographical limits of the United States. If you own […]

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Foreign trademark protection: Madrid Protocol or direct filing?

Foreign trademark registration options Trademark rights are territorial. Your US trademark registration does not provide you with rights in foreign countries. You can apply for trademark registration in foreign countries through two routes: filing a single Madrid Protocol for all Madrid member countries, or filing an individual trademark application separately in each desired foreign country […]

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Madrid Protocol trademark application vs. Conventional Priority: Which is less expensive?

How much does a Madrid Protocol trademark application cost? The Madrid Protocol can be a cost-effective way for trademark owners to obtain international registration through a centralized system, especially if registration is sought in several countries. What if an owner of a foreign trademark application wants to register in the U.S. alone? Will the Madrid Protocol provide non-U.S. companies with a […]

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