About our service
How long has Trade Mark Direct been in business?
Trade Mark Direct have been providing trade mark services to clients since August 2008, but several years before then were spent developing our patent pending trade mark search technology.
Who checks the trade mark applications at Trade Mark Direct?
Trade Mark Direct’s UK-registered trade mark attorneys perform the checks on your application. Our expert team of highly trained trade mark specialists have a 98% success rate.
- What can stop a trademark being registered?
- Why register a trade mark?
- What makes Trade Mark Direct's service better?
- Should I register my logo?
- Why did you start Trade Mark Direct?
- How long does the process take?
- What's included in your fees?
- I'm a logo designer, what should I consider when designing a logo to be registered?
- What if someone tells me to change name because I'm infringing their trade mark?
- What are classes and how do they work?
About trade marks
- What is a trade mark?
- What are trade mark classes?
- Do I need a trade mark?
- Am I covered because I own my domain name?
- Am I covered because my business is registered at Companies House?
- What is allowed as a registered trade mark?
- What is not allowed as a registered trade mark?
- Examples of acceptable and unacceptable trade marks
- Can an existing word be registered as a trade mark?
- What are aural, visual and conceptual similarities?
- Can two businesses own the same trade mark?
- Can I use another company’s registered trade mark?
Trade mark applications and registration
- How can I find out if my trade mark can be registered?
- How long does the trade mark registration process take?
- If my application passes your checks, does that mean registration is guaranteed?
- Should I register in the UK or across the EU?
- How does the UK registration process work?
- How does the EU (CTM) registration process work?
- How do I apply for an international trade mark?
- How do I register a logo as a trade mark?
- Is it better to register a logo or just a text trade mark?
- Can I register a trade mark without having launched a business?
- What happens if there are objections from the registries?
- What happens if my trade mark application is opposed?
- Changes and renewals of your registered trade marks
Fees and payments
- How much does it cost to register a trade mark?
- When does Trade Mark Direct take payment for a trade mark application?
- What is the Trade Mark Direct money back guarantee?
- Does Trade Mark Direct do a reduced rate on multiple trade mark applications?
- How does Trade Mark Direct keep my payment details secure?
- Does Trade Mark Direct charge VAT?
- About our service
- How does our trade mark registration process work?