Can trademarks be filed on behalf of foreign-domiciled trademark applicants?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

Yes, trademarks can be filed on behalf of foreign-domiciled trademark applicants. Many countries allow foreign individuals or entities to apply for trademark registration within their jurisdictions. However, the specific rules and requirements can vary from country to country.

In most cases, foreign applicants are required to appoint a local representative or attorney to act on their behalf during the trademark registration process. The local representative or attorney should be familiar with the local trademark laws, procedures, and language requirements, and they can assist in preparing and filing the trademark application.

The local representative or attorney will handle the communication with the trademark office, respond to any office actions or objections, and provide necessary documentation or translations as per the requirements of the country where the application is being filed.

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