Trademark registration is territorial in nature. Separate applications need to be filed in each country where you wish to register your trademark. India has joined the Madrid protocol with effect from 8th July 2013. The Madrid system for the international registration of trademarks provides one single and cost-effective procedure for the registration of a mark in several territories. At present, there are 91 countries which are members of the Madrid protocol. In order to file an international application under the Madrid protocol, there should be a corresponding trademark application filed in India. In a single international application under the Madrid protocol, several countries may be designated which are members of this system. The fees will depend based on the number of classes and countries designated. An international registration under Madrid protocol is however dependent on the corresponding Indian application for a period of five years from the date of international application.