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IR or national filing?

I am wondering which one is the preferred way to register a trademark overseas?

I see both, but what are the advantages and disadvantages?

one thing that is attractive to me about IR is that the applicant will be assured to know the results of his trademark application within 12-18months. In practice, how often and in what countries does ... [read more]
In very short words the most important cases of IR trademarks (under the Madrid System): An IR trademark application makes a lot of sense if the respective mark is already registered in some form in a ... [read more]