USPTO Seminar: Using the Madrid Protocol
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the USPTO held a seminar from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on using the Madrid Protocol for filing an international application and maintaining an international registration. The target audience was practitioners who are already familiar with and have used the Madrid Protocol. The purpose of the seminar was to provide practical information on common issues that arise during the processing of the application, as well as maintaining and managing the resulting international registration. Seminar highlights included: WIPO resources; issues to consider when preparing to file and actually filing an international application; the USPTO review process for certification of the international application; International Bureau review of the international application; and issues related to changing and renewing the international registration. A detailed agenda is available below.
The seminar was webcast (access instructions below). If possible, the USPTO will attempt to make a version available for viewing at a later time. Presentation materials are also accessible below. NOTE: Virginia CLE accreditation has been approved for 5 1/2 hours, for either in-person attendance or webcast viewing. CLE accreditation for other states will not be available.