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UK Trademark Registration

Updated:2018-9-19 16:49:55    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:639

UK trademark registration provided by Tannet is equipped with a team of excellent professionals from home and abroad, who are ready to provide you with high quality services. Benefits of registering a trade mark is as follows: (1) Take legal action against anyone who uses your brand without your permission, including counterfeiters. (2) Put the ® symbol next to your brand - to show that it’s yours and warn others against using it sell and license your brand.

I. Steps of Trademark Registration
(1) Identify the mark format;
(2) Identification of Goods and/or Services;
(3) Trademark Searching;
(4) Trademark Application;
(5) Trademark Examination;
(6) Trademark Publication;
(7) Trademark Registration.

II. Trademark Design
Advantages of Trademark design by Tannet:
(1) Novelty- novelty of trademark design satisfies the distinctive feature of a trademark and enhances its reputation and market.
(2) Trademark naming avoids a straight relation with the functions of goods and avoids the conflicte with other marks; the name of trademark should not be “merely descriptive”
(3) Trademark design is theme-oriented and reasonably arranged.

III. Trademark Search
Before filing your application, please find out whether or not that name is already being used for the type of product or service that you wish to use it for.

We can search the Trademark with our own resources for you, which is for free; also, there is another way to search trademark with related authorities, which takes some time and costs some money. The search result will minimize the risk for the whole application and registration process. Therefore, the search service with authorities is strongly recommended.

Due to the UK adopts the principle of non active rejection, you can try to apply for the same trademark in the same class, if there is no objections, the trademark will be registered.

IV. Submit Application of European Union Trademark
(1) Details of what you want to register, for example a word, illustration or slogan;
(2) The trade mark classes you want to register in, for example food and drink services (class 43) or chemicals (class 1).

V. Notice of Acceptance
You’ll get feedback on your application (an ‘examination report’) within 20 days - you have 2 months to resolve any problems.

VI. Trademark Examination
If the examiner has no objections your application will be published in the trade marks journal for 2 months, during which time anyone can oppose it.

VII. Trademark Publication
If your application is opposed, the Intellectual Property Office will tell you if someone opposes your application.

You can either: a.withdraw your application; to the person making the opposition; c.defend your application.

You can’t register your trade mark until the matter is settled and may have to pay legal costs if you want to challenge the opposing party.

VIII. Trademark Registration
If nobody files an opposition or third party observations, your trade mark is registered.

IX. Time and Fees
Time: The approximate time for obtaining the certificate is about 6-18 months for smooth application. The term of validity is 10 years from the date of filing the application, in which period no extra fee is imposed.

X. Tannet’s Service
Tannet is an experienced trademark registration company. Being equipped with professional staff specified in law,financing and accounting area. We can provide all-round and high quality services of trademark registration. And our services also cover a wide range of fields, including investment guidance, tax advisory, business consulting, etc. With dozens of branch offices from HK, Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, etc, our high qualify services are available for you anywhere and anytime.

Contact us
If you have further queries, don’t hesitate to contact Tannet anytime, anywhere by simply visiting Tannet’s website, or calling Hong Kong hotline at 852-27826888 or China hotline at 86-755-82143422, or emailing to You are also welcome to visit our office situated in 16/F, Taiyangdao Bldg 2020, Dongmen Rd South, Luohu, Shenzhen, China. 

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