International trade mark is registered by the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva (WIPO). A prerequisite for an international registration is the existence of already registered national trade marks. The only international registration of trade mark protection can be also achieved in all countries which are members of the Madrid Agreement concerning the international registration of trade marks, respectively Madrid Protocol to the Agreement. Applicant may also request priority out of national trade marks.
International trade mark registration is for 5 years dependent on the existence of registration of same trade mark on the national level. If the trade mark terminates within five years from the date of the international registration also the international registration in the international register will be canceled.