Published: 
5 August 2019

We are experiencing a significant increase in the number of trade mark application filings. As a result, there are currently delays in the examination of trade marks.

Delays will not change the date from which any rights granted take effect as these stem from the date of filing not the date of examination. We appreciate your patience and understanding and are committed to reducing any impact on customers.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For a status update, please refer to our current trade marks response times.