Swiss trade mark extension in the UK




You can apply to register your trade mark in countries which have signed-up to an agreement, called the ‘The Madrid Protocol’. Then, you can file your UK application at the same time as you make your Switzerland application or later.

The Madrid Protocol is controlled by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), based in Geneva, Switzerland. Their website provides a list of member countries that an international application can cover.

An international application must be based on an existing trade mark application, or registration, in one of the member countries. Switzerland is included is a member country.