How do I register my business internationally?

How to Register a Trademark Internationally. An international application may be filed electronically using the U. S. Trademark and Patent Office Trademark Electronic Application System for International Applications (TEASi) or you can use a paper form.

How do I register my business name internationally?

You can apply for international trademark protection by filing an MM2 form, which is available on the WIPO website. Then, you can submit a hard copy to the U.S. office. There are 113 countries that currently offer protection under the Madrid Agreement, including China, France, Italy, Australia and the European Union.

How much does it cost to trademark a name internationally?

You must pay U.S. certification fees when you submit the international application. The fee is $100 per class of goods or services if the application is based on a single U.S. application or registration.

Do you need to register a trademark in every country?

No, a U.S. trademark registration will not protect your trademark in a foreign country. Trademarks are territorial and must be filed in each country where protection is sought.

What is International Registration?

Trademark rights are acquired on a country-by-country basis. … The idea of a single “international registration” to get trademark rights throughout the world does not exist. But there is a special type of registration in the world of trademark treaties that is called an international registration.

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How long does it take to register an international trademark?

We file Madrid Protocol applications via the WIPO’s online filing system. In a straightforward case, the international trade mark application procedure usually takes around 12 to 18 months.

What is the cheapest way to trademark?

The cheapest way to trademark a name is by filing with your state. The cost varies depending on where you live and what type of business you own. If you are a corporation or LLC, you can expect to pay less than $150 in most cases, while sole proprietors and contractors can pay anywhere between $50 to $150.

How do I register my own brand?

Registering a trademark for a company name is pretty straightforward. Many businesses can file an application online in less than 90 minutes, without a lawyer’s help. The simplest way to register is on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Web site, www.uspto.gov.

How much do copyrights cost?

Fees

Registration of a claim in an original work of authorship
Single author, same claimant, one work, not for hire $45
All other filings $65
Paper Filing (Forms PA, SR, TX, VA, SE) $125
Registration of a claim in a group of unpublished works $85

Can I trademark internationally?

The Madrid Protocol offers businesses and innovators the possibility of obtaining trademark protection in more than 100 countries by filing one single international application in one language with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Can a foreign company own a US trademark?

The answer is yes. Anybody, anywhere in the world can file a US trademark application.