Why do I need a
Having a registered trademark is important for business development, it helps protect and enhance your brand and safeguard its future.
It also gives you the legal right to use that name for specified goods and services in the territory where it is registered.
Without it, it can be difficult and costly to prove you are the rightful owner of a name.
- Take legal action against someone who uses your brand without your permission
- Use the official trademark symbol beside your brand name
- Take advantage of brand protection options via Trademark Clearinghouse
- Sell and license your brand
- Increase domain registration options for extensions that have ownership restrictions
How does it work?
Our team has partnered with industry-leading intellectual property attorneys Wynne-Jones IP, to deliver a straightforward, streamlined trademark registration service for UK and EU trademarks.
Get in touch and we’ll take you through an initial Trademark Registration assessment to determine the level of service required. Then we’ll hand you over to the trusted trademark specialists to ensure you get full support and advice directly from the experts.
Trademark Registration FAQs
My company name is already registered, why do I need to register a trademark?
Trademarks form part of your brand protection strategy. No matter how much time and money is invested in your business, without a trademark for relevant goods and classes, someone else could use your name. The value of your business increases when you own intellectual property.
When should I consider registering a trademark?
As soon as the naming process begins so it is built into your business plan.
In what territory do I need to register my trademark?
Your trademark should be registered to the territory relevant to your business. If you are only selling in the UK, you will need a UK trademark.
Can I register my trademarks in other territories?
Yes, just get in touch and we can advise on the process and price.
Do I need to register my trademark in multiple classes of goods and service?
If your business is relevant to multiple classes then you should protect your name further by registering it for more than one class.
What can I do if I think my rights are infringed?
Consult with a Trademark Attorney, such as our partners, Wynne-Jones IP.
How long does the process take?
Once your trademark application is filed, allow 3-4 weeks for examination and your trademark will be published after a further 1-2 weeks. It will then be placed into a 2-month opposition period. You should allow approximately 6 months for your trademark to be fully registered.
How long does my trademark last?
A successful trademark application will usually last for ten years.
Meet our Partners
With over 50 years experience in the industry, Wynne-Jones IP is a well-respected intellectual property firm specialising in copyright, patents, trade marks and designs. Their client base includes brand owners, SMEs, academic institutes and multinational organisations. Our team works with their dedicated trade mark team to ensure your brands are fully protected.
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