Does my trademark registration apply to other countries?

A Trademark registered in the USA is considered independent from marks registered in other countries. Since trademark rights only arise upon use in commerce, the registration or use of mark in the USA will not confer rights in a foreign country. There is an exception under the famous marks doctrine, which confers trademark protection in a country where a mark is well known but the owner has not filed for registration or made actual use. Trademark registration may be sought in each country for which the applicant is currently using the mark or has the bona fide intention to make use of the mark. Each country has its own standards for trademark registration but an international application may be filed under the Madrid Protocol. 

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