Guide

Trade marks

Register a trade mark in the UK

You can register your trade mark with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) online or by post.

Before you apply for registration, you should:

Apply for a UK trade mark

To complete your application for trade mark registration, you will need to provide the IPO with:

  • your name and address details
  • details of what you want to register (eg a word, illustration or slogan)
  • the classes you want to register your trade mark in - see how to classify trade marks

You will also need an email address and a credit or debit card to pay for the fees.

Following the implementation of the Trade Mark Regulations 2018, you no longer have to represent your mark graphically when you apply. From 14 January 2019, you can file your mark online in an electronic format such as MP3, MP4 and JPEG. Find more information in GOV.UK's new trade mark law guidance.

Trade mark application fees vary according to the examination option you choose when you apply - this can be either the standard or the Right Start application service.

Fees are non-refundable and don't guarantee registration of your trade mark.

Register your trade mark