Filing of an international application
- International applications pursuant to Article 3 of the Madrid Protocol based on an
application for an EU trade mark or on an EU trade mark shall be filed at the Office.
- Where an international application is filed before the mark on which the international
registration is to be based has been registered as an EU trade mark, the applicant for the
international registration shall indicate whether the international registration is to be based
on an EU trade mark application or registration. Where the international registration is to
be based on an EU trade mark once it is registered, the international application shall be
deemed to have been received at the Office on the date of registration of
the EU trade mark.