The UK is a member of the WIPO Madrid Protocol and the European Union. A registration provides protection for the trademark in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and automatically extends to the British Indian Ocean Territory, the Falkland Islands, and the Isle of Man.
You can register a trademark in the UK to protect your brand, e.g. the name of your product or service. The UK is a "first to use" country; however, we recommend registering your trademark to avoid any possible infringement of others' rights.
Common law rights are difficult and expensive to enforce; therefore, it is advisable to register your brand in the United Kingdom. Brands are registered for periods of 10 years and the process in the UK is quite straightforward, only 20% of all applications are objected.
Please note, that a UK trademark can be used in the Amazon Brand Register on Amazon.co.uk
When you register your trademark in the UK, you’ll be able to:
- Take legal action against anyone who uses your brand without your permission, including counterfeiters
- Put the ® symbol next to your brand - to show that it’s yours and warn others against using it
- Sell and license your brand
UK Trademark Registration Procedure, Requirements & Duration
- Name of the applicant
- Address of the applicant
- Description of products/services the applicant commercializes
- Name of the trademark or/and the logo
Trademark registration in the UK: Procedure
Our legal team will file your trademark within a day. You’ll get feedback on your application (an ‘examination report’) within 20 days - you have 2 months to resolve any problems. If the examiner has no objections your application will be published in the trade marks journal for 2 months, during which time anyone can oppose it. Your trade mark will be registered once any objections are resolved - you’ll get a certificate to confirm this.
Trademark registration in the UK: Duration
10 years starting from the registration date.
Trademark Registration Services in the UK
We offer the following services in the UK:
- Trademark Search (wordmarks only)
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark renewal
- Trademark opposition
- Defenses in case of oppositions or objections/office actions in the UK
- Trademark assignment
- Change of name/Change of Address
If you are interested in any of these services, please do not hesitate to contact us.
UK Trademark Registration Cost
The official fee for filing a trademark application in the UK is GBP 200 for one class and GBP 50 for each additional class.
Applications made through the online application form (e-TM3), which include the full payment at the time of filing, will qualify for a discount of GBP 30 of the total cost.
There is no official registration or publication fee.
United Kingdom Trademark Office
Address: Concept House, Cardiff Rd, Duffryn, Newport NP10 8QQ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1633 814000 Outside UK
0300 300 2000 Enquiries
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