Last updated: 
17 October 2019

Decide if you have a trade mark

Before you apply for a trade mark there are some common mistakes to watch out for and some useful questions to ask yourself.

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Classes of goods and services

You will be asked to select the goods or services you intend to use your trade mark on. These need to be grouped into classes.

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Searching trade marks

Before registering a trade mark it helps to do a search to make sure the trade mark you want to use is available.

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How to apply for a trade mark

There are two main paths you can take to apply for a trade mark.

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Application outcome

Once you submit your trade mark application it takes us up to four months to examine it and let you know the outcome.

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