Fairhope, AL asked in Intellectual Property for Alabama

Q: Approx legal fees for intl. trademark application for an alcoholic spirit and non-alcoholic beverage?

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A: There is no such thing as an "international" trademark. Each country has its own trademark laws, but you can proceed under the Madrid Protocol to ensure that you are able to protect your trademark rights in various countries.

If you were going to pursue protection in all countries that are members of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the filing fees alone would be approximately $21,286, not including attorney time. See the fee estimator here: http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/fees/calculator.jsp

Attorney fees for such work may range from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on the scope of legal services you would need.

Good luck!

Griffin Klema


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