Trade Mark Costs

A trade mark is a word, slogan or logo used to distinguish the goods or services of one company or individual from those of another. Registering a trade mark provides strong protection for a brand.  Unlike other forms of registered intellectual property, trade marks can be renewed indefinitely.

More information on trade marks can be found on our FAQ page here.

A common strategy for protecting a trade mark involves filing an initial UK trade mark application and then extending protection to other countries within six months of the UK filing date. In doing so, the later filed applications can retain the benefit of the earlier UK filing date.

Filing a trade mark application may appear to be a straightforward procedure.  Indeed, many individuals and businesses choose to self-file applications without professional input. We would caution against this approach for the simple reason that there are many potential pitfalls, some of which can lead to issues which are expensive and time consuming to resolve.  Seeking professional advice at the outset will vastly reduce the risk of such problems arising.

We offer very competitive fixed rates for preliminary trade mark assessment, searching and filings as detailed below. Note that any such preliminary searches have certain limitations in scope and depth; however, we can conduct a range of more comprehensive searches if required.  Please contact us for cost information on such comprehensive searching options if this is of interest :-

Best for when you need...

Our initial review and written advice on the mark and goods / services of interest
Detailed search of UK and CTM trade mark register for existing registrations
Preparation of all official filing papers and filing these at the trade mark registry
Reporting confirmed filing details to you with our professional advice on subsequent procedure
Monitoring relevant official deadlines
Reporting acceptance, publication and registration
Additional classifications
Reporting trade mark registry objections (if required)
Responding to trade mark registry objections (if required)
Basic UK Trade Mark Pre-Filing Review

Our Professional Fee

£350

Best for when you need...

...a brief opinion and some advice regarding a possible new or existing trade mark.

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Our initial review and written advice on the mark and goods / services of interest

Detailed search of UK and CTM trade mark register for existing registrations

Preparation of all official filing papers and filing these at the trade mark registry

Reporting confirmed filing details to you with our professional advice on subsequent procedure

Monitoring relevant official deadlines

Reporting acceptance, publication and registration

Reporting trade mark registry objections (if required)

Responding to trade mark registry objections (if required)

UK Trade Mark Screening Search

Our Professional Fee

£600

Best for when you need...

...a thorough search of the UK and European Union trade mark registers and a written report on the likelihood of being able to register a mark.

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Our initial review and written advice on the mark and goods / services of interest

Detailed search of UK and CTM trade mark register for existing registrations

Preparation of all official filing papers and filing these at the trade mark registry

Reporting confirmed filing details to you with our professional advice on subsequent procedure

Monitoring relevant official deadlines

Reporting acceptance, publication and registration

Reporting trade mark registry objections (if required)

Responding to trade mark registry objections (if required)

UK Trade Mark Application

Our Professional Fee

£600

Official Fees

£170

Best for when you need...

...to obtain Registered Trade Mark protection in the UK.

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Our initial review and written advice on the mark and goods / services of interest

Detailed search of UK and CTM trade mark register for existing registrations

Preparation of all official filing papers and filing these at the trade mark registry

Reporting confirmed filing details to you with our professional advice on subsequent procedure

Monitoring relevant official deadlines

Reporting acceptance, publication and registration

EU Trade Mark Application

Our Professional Fee

£750

Official Fees

£810

(850EUR)

Best for when you need...

...to obtain Registered Trade Mark protection in the European Union.

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Our initial review and written advice on the mark and goods / services of interest

Detailed search of UK and CTM trade mark register for existing registrations

Preparation of all official filing papers and filing these at the trade mark registry

Reporting confirmed filing details to you with our professional advice on subsequent procedure

Monitoring relevant official deadlines

Reporting acceptance, publication and registration

The above fees exclude VAT and do not include professional advice and services in respect of overcoming any third party or Intellectual Property Office objections to the registration of your mark.  The above fees cover cases of normal complexity; in the event of any increased complexity then additional fees may be incurred.

Protection in Other Territories

In addition to the UK and Europe we can assist with trade mark protection in other worldwide territories.  Due to differing international trade mark protection regimes the best way for us to advise on this issue is for you to present us with a list of the territories in which protection may be required. We can then revert to you with information and advice tailored to your particular situation.  Please note that foreign applications may obtain the benefit of an earlier UK or CTM filing date if filed within six months of that earlier filing. It is therefore common to file only a UK or European (CTM) application at the outset and subsequently consider the filing of foreign applications at a later date.

If you wish to proceed with any of the above options, please complete our trade mark enquiry form here.

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