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March 2021 | Bulletin num.131 | Subscribe
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Owners of Spanish trademarks can now use the electronic service for submitting requests from the Madrid System

The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, O.A. (SPTO) has given access from its website to the electronic application submission service of the Madrid System. Through this service, Spanish trademark holders can process their international registration applications completely electronically, through the Madrid e-Filing service for filing applications of the Madrid System.

A key function that has been incorporated into this service consists of access from the application to the Madrid Goods and Services Manager, which allows its users to verify the classification of the terms contained in its list of products and services.

With the adoption of the Madrid e-Filing service of the Madrid System by the Spanish IP Office, the current number of IP Offices offering this WIPO solution rises to thirteen.

It is a digital service that allows the entire international procedure to be processed over the Internet, thus making the international route an easy and accessible way to all users of the Madrid system.

The implementation of the Madrid e-Filing service of the Madrid System allows Spanish trademark owners to take advantage of another of its main functions: the possibility of receiving and responding immediately and electronically to the notifications of irregularity issued by both their Office of origin and by WIPO. This function is available to all participating Offices and allows to shorten the deadlines in the processing of international registrations.

Other advantages

  • Reduction of irregularities related to manual data entry in the application, as the main information is loaded from the database of the National IP Office.
  • Direct access to the Madrid Goods and Services Manager for the preparation of lists of products and services and the verification of the validity of the terms in 39 Contracting Parties of the Madrid Protocol.
  • Simplified certification procedure by the Office of origin.
  • Presentation synchronized with WIPO.
  • Viewing the status of the application in real time on the electronic filing service panel.
  • A single service to process the entire registration process.

How to use the electronic application submission service of the Madrid System

  1. Log in to the SPTO website and select the option “Electronic application for international registration (Madrid eFiling)”.
  2. Enter the registration number or the basic application and check the accuracy of the information contained in the fields filled in with the data loaded from the Spanish IP Office registration.
  3. Select the designated Contracting Parties and the products and services you want to protect.
  4. Update the data of the trademark, the owner, the agent and the language for the correspondence.
  5. Pay the fees using a current account at WIPO or credit card.
  6. Once certified by the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office and payment confirmation obtained, the system will send the application directly to WIPO for registration.
  7. Respond to defect and irregularity notifications when necessary.
  8. Receive your international registration number.

More information

Contact the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO)
902 157 530 información@oepm.es
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