Trademarks are words and logos which may be registered at the trade mark office and which are capable of distinguishing different goods and services from each other. To be registered in the UK, we recommend that we do a clearance search first in order to ascertain that there are no earlier conflicting marks, or ones which will cause a problem if a product or services are launched in the UK.  A registered trademark is lasting for 10 years and allow for renewal before the expiry date.

Fees and Procedures

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 (up to 3 classes): around £1,500 to £1,700
  • Correspondences with the Trademark Registry by a lawyer(if required): Time charges

Information Required

Please provide us with the following information:

  • Details of the trademark – i.e. the name and /or logo that you want to be registered;
  • Details of any color (e.g. pantone number) or unusual features of the trade mark should also be given;
  • A list of the goods and services which are being provided/supplied under the trade mark;
  • Full details of the name of the company /person owning the mark need to be provided, we shall need a certified copy of the Certificate of  Incorporation for the Company and some details of one of the Company Directors – a certified copy of a passport and utility bill will suffice.