Amend your international trade mark

After you receive an 'International Registration Number' you can update the details of your international trade mark registration - such as the holder, details of your representative (like your lawyer) or the chosen goods and services.

These requests must be made directly to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) using the correct form (such as MM9 or MM10) and any fees payable must be submitted directly to WIPO. Please refer to WIPO for fees payable and payment method options.

It is important to remember that with any of the WIPO forms, the applicant details must be the same as those currently displayed on their ROMARIN system.

Changes you might make:

Full change of ownership

The new owner of the international registration must still maintain entitlement under the Madrid Protocol. This means they must either:

  • live in a member country
  • be a national of a member country
  • have a real commercial or industrial establishment in a member country.

Entitlement can be made against any country that is party to the Madrid Protocol.

A change of ownership request must be lodged using WIPO’s MM5 form along with the required fees.

Partial change of ownership

You can have a change of ownership for some of your countries, and/or some of your goods and services.

If this happens, the part of the international registration belonging to the new owners will be given a separate number (the international registration number with a letter at the end). The International Bureau will notify both parties when renewal is due.

A change of ownership request must be lodged using WIPO’s MM5 form along with the required fees.

Changing the ownership only of the international registration or the basic trade mark

The international registration and the basic trade mark can be independently owned. If you are within the five-year dependency period and you assign your basic trade mark, you will need to ensure the new owner of the basic trade mark will maintain the registration so that there is no adverse impact on your international registration.

Request a change in name and/or address of the holder

A request to record a change in name and/or address of the holder must be submitted using WIPO’s MM9 Request the Recording of a Change in Name and/or Address of the Holder Form along with the required fees.

Limitation of the list of goods and services

A request to limit goods and services in some or all of the designated countries must be submitted using WIPO’s MM6 Request to Limit Goods and Services Form along with the required fees.

Full cancellation of an international registration

A request to cancel your international registration in full must be submitted using WIPO's MM8 Request for Cancellation Form.

Partial cancellation of an international registration

A request to partially cancel the goods and/or services listed on the international registration must apply to all designations.

This request must be submitted using WIPO's MM8 Request for Cancellation Form.

Request the recording of a renunciation

You can request to remove one of more designated countries from an international registration.

This request must be submitted using WIPO's MM7 Request the Recording of a Renunciation Form. You can lodge this with us using our online services.

Recording a claim of interest for an international registration

Recording a claim of interest depends on the national legislation. You will need to contact the designated country for more information.

Where do I lodge and pay for my requests?

All MM request forms must be directed to WIPO at intreg.mail@wipo.int.

WIPO will advise the lodger of any fees required and provide a reference number which is entered at E-payment system.

Last updated: 
18 March 2016