Manage your registered trade mark

Managing international trade marks

In general, trade marks apply on a country by country basis. If you want to use your mark in countries outside the UK you can apply to the trade mark office in each country where you want protection.

Alternatively, you can apply for:

  • a European Union trade mark
  • an international trade mark

Find out how to register a trade mark outside the UK.

In each case, these single-applications apply to the UK as well, and offer a number of benefits such as:

  • lower costs - in overall application costs and country-by country fees
  • less paperwork - a single application form works for all relevant jurisdictions
  • lower agent's costs - there is only one application
  • faster results - a single decision rather than several
  • easy application - the process is streamlined to make applications simpler

Re-registration of UK marks in other countries

You can extend an existing UK intellectual property registration, including trade mark registration, to a number of other countries after completing certain local formalities. See a list of countries where extension of UK trade mark rights is possible.