International Treaties (Trademark) Law and Legal Definition

An international treaty is an agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely sovereign states and international organizations. There are several international treaties that govern trademark rights with respect to other nations, including: the Benelux system of registration, Paris Convention treaty, Trademark Registration Treaty, Madrid agreement, Madrid protocol, and the European Community Trade Mark (CTM). Except the Madrid agreement, all other treaties do not attempt to harmonize the trademark laws of the member countries. Such treaties provide centralized trademark registration filing systems.