RIGHT START APPLICATION
Clients using our new “Right Start” service will be able to defer payment of half of the total application fee. This means that you have the option to withdraw an application without incurring the second half of the application fee should the application be subject to objections raised by the Registrar which cannot be overcome or you decide not to challenge.If the application is accepted for registration then the second half of the application fee would then be payable before the application can proceed to ‘advertisement’ for opposition purposes.
FAST TRACK APPLICATION
It is now possible to apply for a UK trade mark application to be “fast tracked” that is to say that the application would be examined within 10 days instead of within 45 days. However, the fee to apply for a fast track application in one class is £625 plus VAT (this includes the statutory fee of £500). Please note that a ‘fast track’ application cannot include a claim for a ‘series of marks’ (a number of very similar trade marks included in one application).The only difference between a ‘fast track’ application and a standard trade mark application is the time taken to examine the application by the Registrar. Once the fast track application has been examined and accepted it will then be published in The Trade Marks Journal for opposition purposes for three months just like a standard trade mark application.