EFSAG provide trademark services throughout the UK for companies and individuals. Our professional and skilled consultants have a wealth of experience in all areas of UK intellectual property law with a particular focus on UK trademarks. We are fully equipped to assist you in trademark search, registration and renewal.
For further information regarding how EFSAG can assist you with your UK Trademark, use our Contact Form.
To begin the process of your UK Trademark registration, complete our Trademark Application form.
UK Trademark Requirements
The Intellectual Property Office (also referred to as UKIPO), based in Newport, South Wales, is the official government body with full responsibility for issuing all forms of Intellectual Property rights throughout the UK. The Intellectual Property Office operates under the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
For a trademark to be approved registration in the UK, it must be capable of being represented graphically. The mark must also be distinguishable from those of other undertakings. A UK trademark can consist of personal names, words, numerals, letters, shapes or designs, or a combination thereof.
The validity period of a UK trademark is 10 consecutive years from the date of registration. The trademark owner has the right to renew the mark every 10 years thereafter until use of the mark is no longer required.
UK Trademark Law
The Trademarks Act 1994 is the legislation adopted in the UK for governing trademarks. This act is applicable throughout the UK and the Isle of Man and enforces EU Directive No.89/104/EEC to ensure EU member state trademark standards are upheld.
The Act provides protection against the infringement of trademark rights or passing off, offering both civil and criminal law sanctions. In cases of infringement, legal protection is automatically granted towards the trademark owner with the onus on proving a mark was used in goodwill put on the third party. The scope and limitations of trademark protection can be found in the Trademarks Act 1994 together with appropriates remedies available for cases of passing off and infringement.
UK Trademark Registration
EFSAG can provide comprehensive consultation for your UK trademark registration, from assisting you with the initial trademark search to administering the relevant documentation. We are experienced in all aspects of UK trademarks from the initial designing process to ensuring successful renewals.