Madrid Protocol Filing

US Madrid Protocol Services for

International Filers

Hynak & Associates is pleased to provide quality, cost effective legal assistance with the prosecution of US trademark applications filed under the Madrid Protocol. Michael Hynak is exceptionally qualified to support international trademark professionals that have filed Madrid applications. Mr. Hynak has more than 35 years of trademark practice experience, many of which were as a lawyer at the US Patent and Trademark Office, where he served as an Examining Attorney, Editor of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure and a Petitions and Classification Attorney. Based on your needs, we offer the following services.

Filing of a National Application in the US

Our fee for filing a one class application in the US is US$425.00 plus the USPTO fee. The following are included in our fixed fee:

    • Preparation of the trademark application

 

    • Filing the application (paper or electronically)

 

    • Creation and opening of a file

 

    • Monthly status checks and reports sent periodically as agreed upon

 

    • Transmittal of the Notice of Publication

 

    • Transmittal of the Certificate of Registration (via postal mail)

 

  • No additional fee for design marks unless additional art work is required.

Madrid Protocol US Application Refusals

We will assist you in responding to USPTO actions with 2 options of service or representation.

Option 1 – Refusal of Identification/Classification of Goods/Services with Change of Correspondent Address

We will file the response together with a Power of Attorney and Change of Correspondent Address. For a fixed fee of US$245.00 for one class and US$145.00 for each additional class in the same application, we will review the refusal relating to the identification/classification of goods. In addition, we will review the file and will respond to the Office Action and file a Power of Attorney. The following are included in our fixed fee:

  • Creation and opening of a file
  • Review of file and preparation of the response
  • The draft response will be e-mailed to you for your approval prior to submission to the USPTO
  • Submission of the response to the USPTO
  • Forwarding a copy of the response sent to the USPTO
  • Monthly status checks and reports sent periodically as agreed upon
  • Transmittal of the Notice of Publication
  • Transmittal of the Certificate of Registration (via postal mail)
  • For reasonable inquiries as to the status of the application, there is no additional charge.

This Option will allow us to prosecute the application and will change where correspondence is received. It changes the correspondent address to where the USPTO sends correspondence. It does not affect the address of the representative designated in the international registration to which the International Bureau sends correspondence.

Option 3 – Refusal for Other Reasons

We will respond to Office Actions citing any cause for refusal of the trademark application. Responses other than for identification/classification (see fixed fee rate above) are billed at an hourly rate of US$335.00.

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