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Updated, December 2018

Country Guides: Essential Information on Trademark Protection Worldwide is an exclusive INTA member benefit. 

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Named one of the ten best online trademark tools by World Trademark Review

Country Guides: Essential Information on Trademark Protection Worldwide is a searchable database of country profiles offering basic, practical information on:

  • trademark filing
  • prosecution
  • registration
  • maintenance

Each jurisdiction profile follows a standardized format, with topics organized by subject heading. This format makes it easy to search within a jurisdiction profile or to compare how different jurisdictions treat a particular subject.

I. General
    A. Rights Afforded by Registration
    B. Time Frame for Obtaining Registration
    C. Advantages of Registration
II. Pre-Filing
    A. Registrable Trademarks
    B. Searching
    C. Use
    D. International Treaties
III. Filing
    A. Requirements
    B. Priority
    C. Classification
    D. Representation
IV. Application
    A. Publication
    B. Examination
    C. Prosecution
    D. Opposition
    E. Proof of Use
V. Assignment, Licensing, and Other Changes to Trademark Records
    A. Assignment
    B. Licensing
    C. Other Changes to Trademark Records
VI. Registration
    A. Requirements
    B. Rights
    C. Term
    D. Marking Requirements
VII. Post-Registration
    A. Use Requirements
    B. Cancellation
    C. Renewal
VIII. Customs Recordation

IX. Domain Names


Principal Editors

Christian Ernst, De La Barra, Ernst & Siebel, Santiago, Chile
Christine James, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Atlanta, GA, United States
John Weston, Oakleigh IP Services, London, United Kingdom

Founding Editor
Robert D. Weston, London, United Kingdom