Trade Marks

How long does the trade mark process take?

The registration of a UK trade mark will generally take around 3 months, although it can take much longer in some circumstances, for example if there are objections that the trade mark is not registerable, or your trade mark application is challenged by a third party (this can happen but only about 5% of applications are ever opposed).

An EU trade mark registration can typically be obtained within 6 months, if there are no objections.

Obtaining protection in other territories typically takes longer, and the time varies widely from territory to territory.

Wilson Gunn can advise on all aspects of intellectual property protection. PleaseĀ get in touch to speak to a member of our team about trade mark protection.