Trade marks

Your business brands can be powerful assets. Preventing other businesses from trading on your good name helps protect you against unfair competition.

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Registering trade marks

If a trademark is to be registered, whether a word, logo, shape, sound or smell, it must be represented graphically on the application form

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UK trade mark search

Search for UK trade marks by number, proprietor, refused mark, mark text or image and search for refused trade marks using this handy search tool 

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Register a trade mark

Use this online tool from the Intellectual Property Office to register a trade mark. You can't make changes to a trade mark after it's been registered

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Community trade mark registry search

Use this search tool from the Trade marks and designs registration office to find trade marks that have been registered and are valid within the EU