New Web Services for WIPO’s Madrid System
May 8th, 2012 by Danny G. Pérez y Soto - B&R Research
On May 7th 2012, the World Intellectual Property Organization -WIPO- has announced the launch of 3 new web-based communication services, designed to improve the management of international trademark registrations.
The first of these products is the Madrid Real-time Status (MRS): a tool that provides the status in real time of trademark documents being processed by WIPO.
The second product is the Madrid Electronic Alert (MEA): a free “watch service” designed to inform anyone interested in monitoring the status of certain international trademark registrations.
And finally, and most notable, is the Madrid Portfolio Manager (MPM): a web service that allows holders of international registrations and their representatives to access their international trademark portfolios.
Other online services offered include the E-Renewal and E-Payment of fees and a Simulator of the Process for an International Application (Among others)
All of these services make international applications much more user-friendly and help IP Firms to maintain their customers better informed on the status of their applications.