Navigating the Madrid Protocol: USPTO as office of origin

Navigating the Madrid Protocol: USPTO as Office of origin

The video recording of this expired event is posted above. You can also download a pdf of the slides. You can find all past Trademarks Webinar Series presentations on the Trademarks Webinar Series page.

Do you represent a brand owner who wants to establish or maintain a global footprint? Are you interested in learning how the international trademark registration treaty can benefit your client? If so, join us for a free training webinar on the Madrid Protocol, a convenient option for trademark owners worldwide to file one streamlined application to register their trademark in up to 130 countries. The Madrid System makes it possible for applicants to file with a single office, using one currency, and in a single language. In this webinar, experts from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Trademark Examination Policy Office will: 

  • Provide an overview of filing outbound applications using the Madrid System
  • Discuss common issues that arise during the process
  • Showcase the newly updated Madrid Protocol content on
  • Cover additional resources available from the USPTO and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

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A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. Submit questions before the event to

This webinar will use a high degree of legal terminology and concepts familiar to experienced trademark professionals, but we encourage trademark filers of all experience levels to attend. 


  • Kelly Choe, Attorney Advisor, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy
  • Debbie Lee, Attorney Advisor, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy

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