Register trademark in the UK
A commercial name or label is more than just a brand title. The term also means some kind of logo, including graphic elements and text that make the product unique and recognizable, allowing consumers to distinguish it from similar goods made by other manufacturers. A registered brand may not only be a visual image or text, it can be an advertising slogan, a musical tune that is used in advertising, a combination of digits, signs, and letters, absolutely anything.
In a highly competitive market, when unscrupulous companies enjoy the popularity of well-known labels, it is very important to protect the rights of owners. To prove the privilege to use a particular logo or brand, you must first register it. If a trademark is not certified officially under the law, in fact, this frees the hands of everyone who wants to use it with impunity. Those who plan to sell some goods or provide services in Britain must first register trademark the UK.
What is a trademark registration in the United Kingdom?
Trademark registration in the UK is the process of receiving the exclusive right to use a specific mark for services/products. After that, you can use the ® abbreviation along with the trademark and thus let everyone know that any illegal use of the registered designation will be prosecuted. You can’t just put the ® or TM sign without proper registration or application, this is an offense.
Advantages of the official label certification:
In addition, a brand is a valuable asset, just like a company’s office or production facilities. You can sell it later if you wish or grant others the right to use it in exchange for royalties (a monetary reward for employing the trade name). If the brand is well-known, it can be worth millions of dollars.
How do we register a commercial name in the UK?
First, we check if the name is unique and whether it has already been used previously. After that, we will inform you how much registering a trademark UK will cost and collect a package of mandated documents. When everything is ready, an application will be submitted to the Patent Office. In about six months, you will have the official right to use the brand and will be able to advertise products or services using it.
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You cannot get a trademark protection in the UK if such a brand has already been recorded before or is in the process of certification. Also, it will not be possible to certify a logo that is very similar to a well-known trademark or is its full or partial copy. General terms (such as bread, milk, tea, etc.) cannot be registered in respect of the corresponding goods. Also, the trademark name, logotype, and slogan must not be misleading or offensive.
For UK trademark register search you can go to the official state website https://www.gov.uk/search-for-trademark and find trademarks by the unique number (if you know it), by the owner’s name, or by keyword, image, or phrase.
When you apply to register a trademark UK, you need to provide information about the brand, list of the goods and services for which the trademark is intended to be used, as well as an indication of whether it includes a logo. If the applicant is an individual, then his personal data is required, legal entities should supply full corporate information.
After initial United Kingdom trademark search and documents preparation, the application is filed to the state patent office. Usually, they review papers for up to 6 months. To guarantee a quick result, it is better to seek legal advice. So you can be sure that the paperwork is filled out and submitted correctly. If everything is OK, and the clerk has no additional queries, you will register for trademark in the UK on the first try.