Trademark registration is carried out in accordance with the Madrid Agreement (1891) and the Madrid Protocol (1989). The system is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which is located in Geneva.
There are two ways to protect trademark in foreign countries:
1. To submit applications for trademark registration separately to the relevant authority of each country.
2. To submit international application (in English or French) under the Madrid Agreement and/or Madrid Protocol, indicating countries, where the trademark should be protected.
It is more efficient to use international application if trademark protection is required in many countries.
Trademark will be protected for 10 years from the date of registration. In 10 years trademark can be renewed on payment relevant levy.