We provide trade mark services on a worldwide basis.  The majority of our work is in the UK and Europe but we prepare and file applications internationally, either directly or via our network of trusted affiliates.

Whilst the details of the trade mark process vary from country to country, there are 4 main phases clients should consider when addressing their trade mark needs.

This is arguably the most important phase of the trade mark protection process and perhaps the one which gets least attention in practice.

Before you choose a new trade mark or create a new brand, you should check that you are not going to run into trouble with your new mark – either from the relevant trade marks registry or from someone who uses or owns the same or a similar mark.

These issues can be avoided through careful preparation and searching, the cost of which is small by comparison with the costs you may potentially incur if you choose to use a mark which is not free for use.

Assuming your trade mark is cleared for use, the preparation and filing of the trade mark application needs to focus on the correct choice of classes and the careful drafting of the specifications of goods and services in the application to ensure that your interests are properly protected – neither too wide nor too narrow – to ensure your resulting registration protects your business but is not open to unnecessary attack.

We prepare and file trade marks in the UK, the EU and in fact anywhere else you need protection.

Once the trade mark application is prepared and filed, we will see it through the various stages it must go through in the relevant trade marks registry – including examination, advertisement and registration.

If an application is opposed if objections are raised, we will inform you and, if agreed, defend your application and prepare and file evidence on your behalf to see the mark through to registration. Find out more about Objections and Oppositions.

Alternatively, you may need to object to trade mark applications filed by others, including your competitors, or seek the removal of their registrations from the relevant trade marks register.
We can help with all of that and any other issues you may have in prosecuting your trade marks to registration.

Once the registration process is complete, the temptation is to forget about the trade mark and move on with other things – but that rarely happens, particularly with important trade marks.

All too often competitors or other third parties will look to infringe trade mark rights in order to gain an advantage of some kind or, in some cases, to cause damage to your brand.

There’s little point in going through the process and cost of trade mark registration if the resulting registration is not enforced. We can help you protect and enforce your trade mark rights in the UK, the EU or further afield if needed, including litigation and injunctions where applicable. We can operate a watching service, on a worldwide basis if needed, to ensure you are notified of any applications which may threaten or dilute your trade mark interests.


our fees


Here are our standard fees though we recommend you contact us to discuss your specific requirements



UK Application*

Our Fee
Additional Class Fee


*Basic application covers the whole of the UK for a single class

Our fees cover the following*:

  • Pre-application searches;
  • Advice on the suitability of your trade mark;
  • Drafting the specifications and recommending the appropriate classes for your application;
  • Preparing and filing your application and paying Registry fees;
  • Reporting on the results of examination;
  • Reporting on the publication of your application;
  • Completing all formalities for registration of your trade mark, including registration; and
  • Representing you on the official register and reporting any future notifications of new applications which may conflict with your interests

* Please note: Our fees do not include dealing with any objections raised by the applicable Registry or any objections or oppositions raised by third parties. Should those events arise, we will consult with you and agree a suitable approach.

  • We will carry out a trade mark search and report to you;
  • We will recommend what you should do, including the marks to protect, the territories and the costs;
  • If you’re happy, you will pay our agreed fees and we will prepare and file the applications for you;
  • Your application will be examined and, if accepted, it will be advertised for a 2 month period, extendible to 3 months in some cases; and
  • If no objections are filed during the advertisement period, your mark will be registered.

EU Application*

Our Fee
European Registry Fee
Additional Class Fee


*These figures are estimates, as fees are payable in Euros and rates may fluctuate

International Application

We handle the preparation, filing, registration and protection of trade marks on a global basis, so we can support you wherever you need your mark protected. Get in touch if you need to protect your mark internationally and we will advise you on the best and most cost-effective way to cover the territories you are interested in, together with a tailored quotation.

Order a Search or Application

Start your application here. We will be in touch to advise on costs.

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