The first step is probably doing a clearance search, a review of every trade mark or brand which may cause a problem, it is a good way of looking to see what is already registered before filing fees are incurred so that no objection will exist. Once the mark has been filed, it takes around 3 months to examine the mark and provided there are no objections, you should have a granted mark within 6 to 9 months.
Trademarks once registered last 10 years and then need to be renewed.
Fees for 1 word or 1 logo
- Search fee to the Trade Marks Registry around £250
- Registration lodgment: In 3 classes around £1,600
- Correspondences with the Trademark Registry by a lawyer(if required): Time charges