How Long Does A Trademark Application Take?

The time it takes for a trademark to be registered is as follows:

  • A UK trademark application takes 2-3 months to complete
  • A EU trademark application takes roughly 4-9 months to complete
  • An International trademark application may take even longer to complete, depending on the country/countries involved

The above time frames exclude any objections or third party oppositions.

A UK trademark application will be published for a statuary period of 2 months to allow for any observations or oppositions and third parties are able to extend this by a further month.

European Union trademarks are also published for opposition purposes, however this is for a non-extensible period of 3 months.

 

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