Currently Brealant provides trademark registration in the United Kingdom. For inquiries about copyright registration as well as patents, please get in touch with us. Below you will find information about the registration process, as well as some procedures related to it, such as opposition, validity and requirement of use.
First, the trademark application has to be filed at the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) from the UK Government.
Applicants not based in the UK must provide an address in the United States or the European Economic Area (EEA). Multi-class applications are possible.
The application process includes an official search and examination, the publication and the trademark registration. The examination results will be issued within 5 to 15 days after filing and after the period to oppose, the IPO will register the trademark two weeks after.
The processing time from first filing to registration is approximately 4 to 6 months.
Third parties affected by the trademark application can file an opposition within two months from the date of publication in the Trademarks Journal, which is updated every Friday. Although the period to oppose can be extendable to 3 months.
A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from date of application and renewable for periods of 10 years. The renewal application process can be done from 6 months before the expiration date, although if the registrant fails to file the renewal on the due date, they still have a period of 6 months after the trademark’s expiration to finish it, but the official fee includes a surcharge known as a late renewal.
If the trademark expired more than 6 months ago, the registrant cannot renew it online, only by post.
In the UK a trademark can be revoked for non-use during the last 5 years from the date of registration.
The registration costs, besides including the application filing cost itself, also includes the prior trademark research, as well as the documentation preparation, the appointment of Brealant to act as your registered agent, the process monitoring and following up.
If you wish to know the costs for other services, please contact with us.
The total includes the governmental fee for the filing as well as our service fee. Search is free of charge.