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Going global with one application

Taking your business overseas? Apply in up to 90 countries with a single application:

  • One filing in English via IPONZ
  • One set of fees
  • One place to update your details and maintain your application
  • One global renewal date


The Madrid Protocol

The Madrid Protocol is a treaty administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It is a way of facilitating the filing of applications overseas in one easy step. The protocol allows trade mark owners to apply for their trade mark in over 90 participating countries by simply filing one application directly with their local trade mark office.


Filing from New Zealand?

You can use your New Zealand application or registration as the base for your international trade mark (NZOO).

Read further information on NZOOs.


Adding to your International Registration (subsequent designations)?

If you already have an international registration and want to add more countries you will need to submit your request through WIPO directly.


Filing into New Zealand?

Read about international registrations designating New Zealand (NZDs).

Last updated 5 May 2016