When choosing a trademark for your business start-up, it is important to find out if it is already a registered trademark. You do not want to start trading under a business name only to have to change it because it infringes another company’s trademark. At Trademark House we undertake a comprehensive trademark search to obtain this important information.
Trademark registrations are territorial. Decide where you plan to operate your business and investigate the trademark availability in all those territories. Do you need a UK trademark registration only, UK & EU registrations or registration in another international territory? Consider potential business expansion. Trademark House can provide worldwide searches and support.
Registering your trademark in the correct classes is essential. It is important that the chosen classes accurately reflect your business now and going forward. Additional classes cannot be added to a trademark once it is registered. Registering your trademark in unnecessary classes could prove detrimental. Trademark House can guide you through this complex process.
You must decide whether to register your trademark as a word only, or as a word and image (logo). Both options are viable, and depending on your business and brand, either option has advantages and disadvantages. The Trademark House team will discuss these with you in relation to your business and help you decide how best to proceed.