Great Britain

Trademark registration in Great Britain

Trademark registration in Great Britain
directly through the local patent office

Cost of services $894

The first step for trademark registration is to select the type of trademark, as well as the necessary classes of the Nice Classification.
The next thing to do is to conduct a preverification of mark on the identity and similarity to previously registered trademarks in the registry of the registration authority in Great Britain - UKIPO (United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office).
After the preverification, if no match is found, it is possible to apply for trademark registration.
The application is assigned a unique number, after which it enters the Examining Division, and information about the application published in the Official Journal of the patents, trademarks and industrial designs, which is published every Friday.The examination is to test for compliance with the requirements of the Great Britain trademark law.
Once the data has been published, any person may bring their case against the registration of the trademark.
If the claims are rejected or not received, to the proprietor shall be issued a certificate of registration of the trademark.

The registration process takes approximately 6 months, if no objections are received, or about a year otherwise.

Fees

Filing fee: £200 + £50 for each class under the Nice Agreement of 1957 Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services (the Nice Classification) in excess of the first class.

Trademark registration in Great Britain
on the basis of the Madrid Protocol

Cost of services $1100

Great Britain is a member country of the Madrid Protocol. This means that an application for trademark registration in Great Britain, you can apply on the basis of a national application. In addition, the international trademark registration has a number of other advantages:
- a simplified filing an application by filing a single international application for a number of countries;
- the fee paid once and it is a smaller amount;
- the possibility in the future to carry out territorial expansion (add other countries).

Time for consideration of an international registration in Great Britain is 18 months.

The application for registration of a trademark on the international system on the basis of the Madrid Agreement or the Madrid Protocol, filing in World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO.

1) The fee for registration of a trademark in one country (for 3 classes of Nice Classification) (in Swiss francs, CHF):
- Black-and-white trade mark: 654 CHF;
- Colored trademark: 903 CHF,
and:
+100 CHF for each additional countries;
+ 100CHF for each additional class of the Nice Classification.

2) Individual fee of Great Britain:
for one class of the Nice Classification: 262 CHF + 73 CHF for each additional class.

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