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.