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.
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.
We prepare and file trade marks in the UK, the EU and in fact anywhere else you need protection.
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.
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.
Here are our standard fees though we recommend you contact us to discuss your specific requirements
UK basic search
We carry out a free trade mark screening search for clients once we are instructed. This search will give you a very good indication of whether you are likely to encounter problems in trying to register your mark. For most clients, this is the only search they will need.
UK deep search
In more complex cases, and where the basic search has disclosed significant issues, you may need a detailed deep search and analysis of potential conflicts and your chances of success in registering your mark. This search is often advisable for very important marks, especially prior to brand launch or re-brand.
UK IPO Fee
Additional Class Fee
*Basic application covers the whole of the UK for a single class
European Registry Fee
Additional Class Fee
*These figures are estimates, as fees are payable in Euros and rates may fluctuate
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.