Trade Marks

Basis for Registration:

Independent and UK

International Arrangements:

Paris Convention

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of COLLECTIVE, DEFENSIVE and SERIES MARKS.

There are no provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS.

Classification:

The old British Classification of 50 classes applies.

UK-based applications are classified according to the old British classification. They can be multi-class but cannot cover services.

A separate application is required for each class of goods.

Documents required:

A. New Applications:

Independent

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed (separate document required for each application).
  • Priority document (if applicable) with verified English translation.
  • 10 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.

UK-based

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed (separate document required for each application).
  • 10 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.
  • Certified copy of the corresponding UK registration.

B. Renewals:

Independent

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.

UK-based

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Certified copy of the corresponding UK registration.

C. Assignments/Mergers:

Independent

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, notarised and legalised by Apostille.
  • Statement and Declaration (may be requested if deed of assignment is not sufficiently clear or complete).

UK-based

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, notarised and legalised by Apostille.
  • Statement and Declaration (may be requested if deed of assignment is not sufficiently clear or complete).

D. Change of Name:

Independent

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Certificate of Change of Name.

UK-based

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Certificate of Change of Name.
  • Certified copy of the corresponding UK registration.

E. Change of Address:

Independent

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Certificate of Change of Address.

UK-based

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Certificate of Change of Address.
  • Certified copy of the corresponding UK registration.

F. Licences/Registered Users:

Independent

  • Power of Attorney, from the licensee, simply signed.
  • Licence Agreement.

UK-based

  • Power of Attorney, from the licensee, simply signed.
  • Licence Agreement.
  • Certified copy of the corresponding UK registration.

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