A combination of these
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The estimates are based on fees charged by the UK and EU Governments (as appropriate) to do a standard (online) application for a trade mark to protect your brand in the UK or EU.
If you want to protect your brand outside the UK or the EU, for example in the United States, additional fees will apply which are not covered here.
There are complex rules around whether your brand is capable of being a trade mark, so any fees for advice will be extra. Based on the quotes we see at Lexoo, getting advice from a trade mark attorney and having them submit your trade mark application ranges from £600 - £1,250 (including Government fees) for a UK trade mark and £1,400-£2,000 for an EU trade mark (including Government fees).
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Frequently asked questions.
The trade mark classification system is divided into 45 classes. Goods are numbered 1 - 34 and services are numbered 35 - 45. You can only stake your claim for specific goods and services by selecting one or more of the 45 classes. Don’t just think about what you do now, think about what you might do in future and apply for those classes too. You can’t add more classes once your trade mark is registered - be thorough.
We’ve taken the “class headings” offered by the trade mark registry, which is a summary view of all the sub-classes available (there are thousands). However, in the majority of cases, your goods and services should fit into one or more of these class headings. If not, you can delve deeper in your search by using this tool: TMclass.
Class 45, bet you didn’t guess that!
10 years. Then you’ll need to renew. Mark it in your diary.
You can do your own UK search using this tool by the Intellectual Property Office. If you want to do an EU search then use this tool. This is an important step, so it might be worth getting some help from the pros. They’ll do this search for you, help you navigate your options and work with you to handle any objections raised to your trade mark. You can get free quotes from trade mark experts here.
Don’t sweat it (just yet). First, check to see if they’re pedalling the same goods or services - that is, they’ve registered the trade mark under the same classes. If they’re registered for different classes, you might still be able to register the trade mark for your own classes. For example “Orange” has been registered by three different people for mobile networks, guitar amps and mountain bikes respectively. However, it would be best to check with an expert because the law around this isn’t entirely straight forward.