Trademarks In The UK – How To Register A Trademark UK

Trademark UK - How To Register A Trademark UK

Trademarks In The UK – How To Register A Trademark UK

Imagine you are a new business, you’ve just finished registering your company with your Government, you’ve chosen your company name, and now you’re ready to begin creating your site and marketing your brand. Before doing this, you should stop and ask: “Is my name unique?” ‘Is there a risk of it being stolen or used by another company for their brand instead of mine?” and: “How can I stop this from happening?” Fortunately, the Trademarkroom is here to tell you how to register a Trademark in the UK. We will also go through the steps associated with this necessary and worthwhile action for your brand and/or business.

Introduction to Trademark UK

Filing in the UK means that your brand is protected in the named goods and services. Registering your brand as a trade mark means that you will be able to:

  • Prevent others from utilising a mark that is substantially similar or identical to that of your own and could cause a level of confusion for the general public
  • Affix the ® symbol next to your brand

What does the ® symbol indicate or mean? The ® symbol indicates that a word, phrase, or logo is a registered trademark for the product or service. It must only be used in the case of registered trademarks and by the owner or licensee. It also must only be used in the regions in which you possess a valid trademark registration.

When customers or business owners see your logo or name, they will also see the symbol, and realise it is a protected aspect of your business, which cannot be stolen. It also increases brand awareness and trust, as customers and potential buyers will see your business as more professional.

Should I trademark my business name UK?

One of the many dangers of not Trademarking your chosen name as soon as you’ve come up with it is your design or name being stolen. When you neglect to trademark your logo or name, you run the risk of your name being stolen or used without your knowledge and used by another company to market its own brand.

If you had Trademarked it in the first place, this problem would have never arisen, as you and your company/brand would be the owner of this brand. A UK Trademark is important when you’re starting your business.

What is a Trademark Search?

A Trademark Search allows you to search and see if the brand logo or other image, text or phrase you wish to trademark is already being used, or if something similar already exists.

Getting a Trademark search has never been easier, and with Trademarkroom, you can search for any potential Trademarks that your brand or business may infringe upon. This is vital to starting any business or brand. You don’t want to run into any problems later down the line.

How much is it to Trademark a name UK?

Normally, in the UK it can cost anywhere from  £170 to £300 to register your trademark in the UK. Different Trademark offices offer different rates and services, but it is very important to use the correct trademark services in the UK.

Before you register, a search is advised, so you can use the Advanced Search service which costs £150 + VAT per country.

How to register a Trademark UK + more

Now will cover the topic of How to register a Trademark UK. We will discuss the things you need to do before registering a trademark, and what you should do once you have done this.

If you want to know how to register your trademark, the process is simple. We will search UK / EU / National EU country databases (plus analysis) and provide an assessment of the likelihood of success, and a Free Consultation. You can register a trademark in the UK by heading over to the UK Trade Marks page.

After this, scroll down near the bottom of the page and find the consultation button. Read the relevant info about consultations and see if it applies to you. Then after this, click on the button, and wait to be taken to the Trademark UK page.

Fill out your information in the box, with all relevant facts about yourself and your issue or query. Fill out your name, email, and phone number. After you’ve filled out the info, simply click the “send” button and wait for your form to be submitted to the Trademarkroom website.

How long does it take to get a trademark UK

Sometimes it can vary depending on the service you choose. However, in most cases, a trademark will take about around 3 to 4 months to register. This is before your trademark is live and it can be used by other companies to check availability for potential trademarks. After this process is complete, you should be able to use your Trade Mark without any issues.

Register your Trademark now

If you’ve completed all the steps in this article, you should consider registering your trademark now with Trademarkroom. Here you can get access to a bunch of features included in your registration.

These include communications with the trade mark office on your behalf, filing of your trade mark application, detailed bespoke class specification and of course, a free consultation.

Sign up for your Trademark UK and register it by going to the Trademarkroom Pricing page. All of the Trademark UK registrations come with a Fixed Legal Fee of: £275 +VAT and £170 for the UK Intellectual Property Office.

It is £170.00 for one application in one class, with an additional £50.00 fee for each additional class you may require. After this process is completed, you can rest assured that your trademark in the UK will be secure. For other services, such as in the EU, or US or Canada, you can apply for them, by going to our Trademarkroom Prices page.

For any questions or concerns, simply head over to our contact page, and fill out the information and send it our way. We will get back to you as soon as possible and any questions or concerns you may have.

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