How long does an application take in the UK and EU?

A UK trademark can be registered after being filed within as little as 3 months, where as a EU trademark application takes roughly 4-9 months. Both of these time frames exclude any objections or third party oppositions. A UK trademarks application is 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-expandable period of 3 months.

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