Cost of Application of Trademark in Various Countries

Cost of Application of Trademark in Various Countries

Cost of Application of Trademark in Various Countries

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is an international platform for IP services. It is a subpart of the United Nations with all the members as a part of the WIPO. Trademarks under WIPO follow The Madrid System. This form is known to be a convenient solution for all the trademarks worldwide1. This applies to 123 countries and there is a fixed fee structure defined, which is as follows-

  1. the basic fee;

  2. a complementary fee for each Contracting Party designated; and

  3. a supplementary fee for each class of goods and services in excess of three2.


 

To be precise with the numerical values,

  1. a basic fee-

  1. of 653 Swiss francs – no reproduction of the mark is in colour, or

  2. Of 903 Swiss francs – any reproduction of your mark is in colour;

  1. an individual fee for each designated Contracting Party having fixed individual fee

  2. a complementary fee of 100 Swiss francs for each party not having fixed individual fees; and,

  3. a supplementary fee of 100 Swiss francs for each class of goods and services beyond three classes, except if you only designate Contracting Parties having fixed individual fees3.


 

Each country has its own complementary fee replaced by an individual fee. The list of countries and their individual fee is as follows:

Designations made in the international application or subsequent to the international registration

COUNTRY

AMOUNT (in Swiss Francs)

PARTICULARS

African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI)

704

For three classes

144

For each additional class

Antigua and Barbuda

247

Independent of the number of classes

Armenia

221

For one class

22

For each additional class

Australia

222

For each class of goods and services

Bahrain

1710

For one class

2105

For one class(where the mark is a collective mark or a certification mark)

Belarus

600

For three classes

50

For each additional class

Benelux

266

For the first class of goods and services

29

For the second class

89

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective or certification mark:

413

For the first class

46

For the second class

139

For each additional class

Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba

195

For three classes

20

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective or certification mark:

279

For three classes

20

For each additional class

Brazil

First part

75

For each class

Second part

135

For each class

Brunei Darussalam

196

For one class

107

For each additional class

Bulgaria

327

For three classes

21

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark or a certification mark:

595

For three classes

54

For each additional class

Cambodia

139

For each class

Canada

251

For one class

76

For each additional class

China

249

For one class

125

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark:

747

For one class

374

For each additional class

Colombia

273

For one class

136

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark or a certification mark:

363

For one class

181

For each additional class

Cuba

First part

247

For three classes

91

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark

320

For three classes

91

For each additional class

Second part

82

Independent of the number of classes

Where the mark is a collective mark

82

Independent of the number of classes

Curacao

336

For three classes

35

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark

667

For three classes

68

For each additional class

Denmark

302

For the first class of goods and services

30

For the second class

91

For each additional class

Estonia

151

For one class

47

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark

203

For one class

47

For each additional class

European Union

897

For the first class of goods and services

55

For the second class

164

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective or certification mark

1531

For the first class of goods and services

55

For the second class

164

For each additional class

Finland

243

For one class

108

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark

324

For one class

108

For each additional class

Gambia

97

For each class of goods and services

Georgia

314

For one class

115

For each additional class

Ghana

379

For each class of goods and services

Greece

127

For one class

21

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark

624

For one class

106

For each additional class

Iceland

227

For one class

49

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark

266

For one class

57

For each additional class

India

124

For each class of goods or services

Indonesia

144

For each class of goods or services

Ireland

257

For one class

73

For each additional class

Israel

469

For one class

352

For each additional class

Italy

95

For one class

32

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark

318

Independent of the number of classes

Japan

First part

108

For one class

82

For each additional class

Second part

269

For each class of goods or services

Kenya

312

For one class

223

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark or a certification mark

312

For one class

223

For each additional class

Kyrgyzstan

340

For one class

160

For each additional class

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

123

For one class of goods and services

88

For each additional class

Malaysia

259

For one class of goods and services

Mexico

132

For one class of goods and services

Morocco

250

For one class of goods and services

50

For each additional class

New Zealand

63

For one class of goods and services

Norway

216

For three classes

61

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark

216

For three classes

61

For each additional class

Oman

484

For one class

484

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark or a certification mark

1211

For one class

1211

For each additional class

Philippines

116

For each class of goods and services

Republic of Korea

224

For each class of goods and services

Republic of Moldova

252

For one class

52

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark

304

For one class

52

For each additional class

Samoa

196

For each class of goods and services

San Marino

233

For three classes

58

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark

350

For three classes

82

For each additional class

Singapore

242

For each class of goods and services

Sint Maarten(Dutch part)

298

For three classes

31

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark

593

For three classes

61

For each additional class

Sweden

226

For one class

89

For each additional class

Switzerland

450

For three classes

50

For each additional class

Syrian Arab Republic

335

For each class of goods and services

Tajikistan

320

For one class

25

For each additional class

Thailand

418

For each class of goods and services

Tunisia

207

For one class

41

For each additional class

Turkey

73

For one class

14

For each additional class

Turkmenistan

228

For one class

91

For each additional class

Ukraine

429

For three classes

86

For each additional class

United Kingdom

227

For one class

63

For each additional class

Unites Stated of America

388

For each class of goods and services

Uzbekistan

1028

For one class

103

For each additional class

Where the mark is a collective mark

1543

For one class

154

For each additional class

Viet Nam

161

For each class of goods and services

Zambia

78

For one class

63

For each additional class

Zimbabwe

97

For one class

58

For each additional class


 

The official website of WIPO provides for a fee calculator which helps in determining the amount of fee applicable. It is essential to note that all the fees must be paid in Swiss francs. The fee calculator is present in https://www.wipo.int/madrid/feescalculator/


 

To understand the trademark laws and updates of various countries that are and are not a part of the WIPO and the Madrid System, the country index provided on https://www.country-index.com/country_surveys.aspx?ID=251 can be referred to.

With every international application, there must be an application made in India as well. With the fee payment to contracting parties, an additional fee of Rs. 2000 is to be paid to the Indian Trade Mark Registry4.


 

BY-

Aditi Goel

1 WIPO: Madrid – The International Trademark System. (n.d.). Retrieved November 12, 2020, from https://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/

 

2 Fees and Payments – Madrid System. (n.d.). Retrieved November 12, 2020, from https://www.wipo.int/finance/en/madrid.html

 

3 THE MADRID PROTOCOL: A ROUTE TO GLOBAL BRANDING. (n.d.). Retrieved November 12, 2020, from http://www.ipindia.nic.in/writereaddata/Portal/IPOGuidelinesManuals/1_93_1_THE_MADRID_PROTOCOL.pdf

 

4 International Trademark Registration: L.R. Swami Co: Trademark Registration Bangalore, Chennai, India: Patent. (n.d.). Retrieved November 12, 2020, from http://www.lrswami.com/page/foreign-trademark-registration