The first step is to do a clearance search to find out if the proposed mark is too similar to the existing registered mark, so that a decision can be made to change the mark. Once the mark has been filed, it takes around 3 months to examine the mark and provided there are no objections, the mark will be granted within 8 to 9 months.
Trademarks once registered will last 10 years and then need to be reviewed.
Fees for 1 word or 1 logo
- Search fee to the Trade Marks Registry around €250
- Registration lodgment: In 3 classes around €2,550
- Correspondences with the Trade Mark Registry by a lawyer (if required): Time charges