REGISTERING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NOT ONLY PROTECTS A BUSINESS FROM IMITATION BUT ALSO ADDS INTEGRITY, PRESTIGE AND VALUE; AUTHENTICATING A BRAND‘S IDENTITY.
YOU CAN TRADE MARK A WORD, LOGO, MONOGRAM, SHAPE, LETTERS, NUMERALS, SIGNATURE, OR ANY COMBINATION OF THESE. DESIGN REGISTRATION PROTECTS THE LOOK, SHAPE, CONFIGURATION OR ORNAMENTATION OF PRODUCTS
THE REGISTRATION PROCESS WITH NBR
If you are looking to register a new trade mark or registered design, we suggest giving our experts a call for the best possible advice. Alternatively you can read our Advice Pages by clicking the ‘Discover’ links below
OR to jump straight in, complete the relevant Search Form to get the ball rolling.
1 - SEARCHES
Searches are required to ensure your intended mark/design isn't infringing on any existing marks/registrations. There are 2 types of trade mark searches; ‘Identity’ searching against existing trade marks, and ‘Availability’ reporting advising if the mark can go forward for registration. Registered Designs require a Novelty search prior to registration application.
2 - REGISTRATION
Should the searches suggest that a mark/design is eligible, then we can apply for your mark/design against the specifications you require. For trade marks the process usually takes around 6 months. However, your trade mark is effective from the first day of your application, and protects your IP for 10 years. Registered Designs can be registered for up to 25 years, if renewed every 5 years.
3 - WATCHING SEARCHES
After your trade mark/design has been registered, our Watching Searches ensures all new applications are monitored, and should any pending applications appear too similar to, copy or imitate your mark/design we can alert you, and take action in sufficient time to prevent a registration completing.
TRADE MARK SEARCH
This search will act as an indication to whether your proposed trade mark is available or is registered by someone else.
TRADE MARK & ACCEPTANCE ADVICE
This search should be conducted if it is your intention to obtain a trade mark registration. We will give comprehensive advice concerning the results of the searches, and advise if the mark can go forward for registration.
ONCE A SEARCH HAS BEEN COMPLETED:
UK OR EU TRADE MARK REGISTRATION
Apply for your trade mark. This process usually takes around 6 months, and will last for 10 years on completion. Good news however; your trade mark is effective from the first day of your application.
Pricing from £499
ONCE A TRADE MARK IS REGISTERED:
TRADE MARK WATCHING SEARCHES
To ensure the continued protection of your trade mark, subscribe to our watching search service - whereby we undertake to monitor your trade mark in the UK and/or abroad, ensuring that no one tries to copy or imitate your mark.
The service will warn you immediately of another similar trade mark application being filed so that we can raise an objection to that mark in sufficient time to prevent a registration. We can monitor every class of mark in virtually every country and tailor the service to you.
We will advise on all information/materials needed to carry out the novelty search on your behalf. This will ensure your design isn't infringing on an existing design and gives your application the best chance of success without challenge. This search is the first stage in your application and so should be applied for before proceeding to our other services.
ONCE A SEARCH HAS BEEN COMPLETED:
DESIGN REGISTRATION SERVICE
We will firstly conduct a novelty search for you and then advise what necessary materials and information we will need for your application. We will collate and proceed with your application keeping you informed every step of the way.
Pricing from £250
ONCE A DESIGN IS REGISTERED
DESIGN REGISTRATION WATCHING SEARCHES
To ensure the continued protection of your registered design you may wish to subscribe to our Watching Search service.
The service will warn you immediately of another similar design registration application being filed so that we can raise an objection, in sufficient time to prevent a registration. We can monitor every application in every country and tailor the service to you.
REGISTERED DESIGN RENEWAL
Should you wish to retain your Registered Design you will need to renew every 5 years. This can be done a total of 4 times, spanning a total registration period of 25 years.
We make the process quick, straightforward and hassle free for you.
£340 per renewal
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT OUR TRADE MARK AND REGISTERED DESIGN Q & A ADVICE ARTICLE TO DISCOVER THE POTENTIAL AND BENEFITS THEY COULD PROVIDE FOR YOUR BUSINESS.
SHOULD YOU WISH TO DISCUSS YOUR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES, GIVE US A CALL ON 0800 069 9090.