International Application (Trademark) Law and Legal Definition

A trademark owner can seek registration in any of the countries that have joined the Madrid Protocol by filing a single application. Madrid Protocol is a treaty created for international registration of trademarks. Through an international application trademark holders can ensure protection for their marks in multiple countries through the filing of one application with a single office, in one language, with one set of fees, in one currency. This provides a cost-effective and efficient way for international registration of trademarks.