Can i change my trademark logo uk [Deep Research]

Last updated : Sept 15, 2022
Written by : Herbert Waldock
Current current readers : 8732
Write a comment

Can i change my trademark logo uk

Can I change my logo after trademark?

Once a trademark application has been filed at the trademark registry, the applicant cannot request for changing the logo in a trademark application. A change in the graphical representation of the trademark may be possible if the trademark registry directs the applicant for the same.

Can you modify an existing trademark?

However, after your trademark is registered, you can request changes by filing a Section 7 Request for Amendment or Correction of Registration Certificate form.

How do you update a trademark UK?

  1. Update your personal details. Fill in a request to update a trade mark owner's personal details to change your:
  2. Give up ('surrender') your rights to a trade mark. Fill in either a:
  3. Correct a mistake on the register.
  4. Appoint or change an agent or representative.
  5. Where to send forms.

Can I add a logo to my trademark later?

Answer: No. Once a trademark application is filed, you may no longer add additional classes to it. If you need to protect your trademarks for new product or service offerings, you must file a another, separate application.

Does your logo have to match your business name?

No, your logo (or brand) does not have to match your LLC name. Your logo (or business name) is the brand you use to market to your clients, whereas your LLC name is the legal entity name of your firm. They can match, but they do not need to match.

Should I trademark or copyright my logo?

How to legally protect your logo design. To protect your logo, you need a trademark or service mark (trademarks are generally used for products, while service marks are usually applied to services). You should not copyright or patent a logo design.

How much does it cost to change a trademark?

A trademark can be updated by submitting an online application with the appropriate form number (mentioned above), paying the requisite prescribed fee (usually ranges between ₹500- ₹2500 per mark) and submitting the relevant supporting documents.

How do I amend a registered trademark?

How Do I Amend a Trademark Registration? If your trademark registration is not the subject of a cancellation proceeding, then you can amend your trademark registration by filing a Section 7 Request for Amendment with the USPTO. The Section 7 is an online form that is available on the USPTO's website.

How long does a UK trademark last?

Trade marks must be renewed every 10 years. You can renew a trade mark in the 6 months before it expires and up to 6 months afterwards. You cannot renew online if your trade mark expired more than 6 months ago.

How much is a UK trademark?

It costs £170 to register a single trade mark in one class. It costs £50 for each additional class if you pay up front. If you're making a series application the first 2 versions of the trade mark are included in the fee. You then pay £50 for each additional version of your trade mark, up to a maximum total of 6.

Can you trademark 2 logos?

It should come as no surprise that one trademark application can cover only one mark. In other words, you may not register multiple trademarks in a single application. What may be more tricky to discern is whether a logo contains multiple marks.

Can two companies have the same logo?

Yes, both companies can USE the same trademark to brand the two companies but only ONE company can own that trademark.

What is the difference between a trademark and a logo?

A trademark is a distinguishable and recognizable sign, design, or expression that identifies specific products or services of a particular source as distinct from others. A logo is a graphic sign, mark, or symbol used to identify a particular source. It is fair to say that a logo is a type of trademark.

Can your logo be different to your business name?

A brand can be represented in various ways, including a business name, a catchphrase or a stylized image. For example, the name “Nike” and Nike's “swoosh” logo both represent Nike's sale of goods. Nike uses these trademarks for the sale of items in different categories, such as shoes, athletic clothing, and more.

Can you trademark a name and logo at the same time UK?

Yes, you can trademark a logo which is just the company name or product name as a stylised mark – providing it meets the requirements above.

How do you tell if a logo is trademarked?

You can search all applied-for and registered trademarks free of charge by using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)'s Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). If your mark includes a design element, you will have to search it by using a design code.

How can I protect my logo UK?

You can register your trade mark to protect your brand, for example the name of your product or service. When you register your trade mark, you'll be able to: take legal action against anyone who uses your brand without your permission, including counterfeiters.

Is it worth trademarking a logo?

Trademarks protect words, names, symbols, sounds and colors and distinguish one company's goods and products from another. Trademarking a logo not only protects it from being used by other similar companies, it also protects a company from unknowingly infringing upon an existing logo.

How much does it cost to trademark my logo?

What Does it Cost to Trademark a Logo? The cost to trademark a logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is $275–$660 as of June 2020, plus legal fees. You can register a trademark with your state for $50-$150, but federal registration offers a great deal more legal protection.

Can you have two trademarks with the same name?

The short answer is, “it depends.” It depends on (1) Whether the other business is in the same industry; (2) Whether the other business is in the same geographical market; (3) Who was using the mark first; and (4) Who registered the trademark first.

more content related articles
Check these related keywords for more interesting articles :
Is trademark company name
How to pronounce brand levis
What are the challenges in protecting intellectual property
India trademark registration check
Trademark registry application
How to copyright lyrics to a song
What is intellectual property rights slideshare
Trademark dilution cannot occur online quizlet
What is intellectual property and why is it protected
Trademark search the sims
How to file patent in us from india
What does trademark look like
How do i obtain copyright permission
Intellectual property video meaning
Why intellectual property is important essay

Did you find this article relevant to what you were looking for?

Write a comment

Can i change my trademark logo uk

Comment by Alfonso Bicker

let's talk about whether or not a brand owner can change a trademark and shout out this question uh comes from tim carr on twitter and if you have topics you'd like to see covered in future videos or podcasts please tweet at me at tm for small biz and i'll try to get to as many of them as i can so brands often evolve over time and sometimes brand names or logos do change or evolve sometimes the changes are subtle like coke at one point was evolving into new coke um sometimes they're more dramatic when a brand shifts uh its name entirely or when two companies merge and uh exxon becomes exxon mobil for example so brand names do evolve over time but what i want to talk about now is trademark filings and whether or not the marks in those filings can change and the answer is generally no so when a trademark application has been filed at the uspto or registered at the uspto generally only very very small changes will be allowed if the change amounts to what's called a material alteration which means that in essence an examiner would have to do a new search to redetermine whether or not there's any conflicts if that change does amount to a material alteration a proposed change then it will not be allowed so the type of change that might be permitted would be to drop the word the or to change a space between two words to a hyphen something very small rather insignificant but generally adding or deleting a word or making any kind of other change to the mark is going to jeopardize the filing and require a new filing so when brands do undergo those more significant changes they will generally have to file a new trademark application to cover and make sure it's protected going forward with the proper new uh iteration of the brand there is one type of change that's very interesting that sometimes can be allowed and that is a change to the description of goods and services in a registration and that change is allowed if technology has brought about a change to make it so that the way a mark was used years ago is no longer the way it's used a great example of this is um records or phonographs which although now are trendy and back in style you know many music publishers no longer make records if they have a registration that covers records they may be allowed to update that registration to cover digital sound recordings or other forms of musical recordings that's also a good reminder just to think about how your goods and services are described to try to describe them in a way that hopefully won't go out of date and then uh the registrant won't have to worry about that issue so those are some of the ways that a trademark and a trademark registration can be changed and generally cannot be changed and again i want to thank tim uh for raising a very interesting question on twitter

Thanks for your comment Alfonso Bicker, have a nice day.
- Herbert Waldock, Staff Member

Comment by Hyacinth

registration certificate please find enclose your trademark registration certificate for your trademark detailed above hey everyone thank you so much for clicking yet another video and welcome if you're new my name is teddy g and this channel is all about me taking you guys along for the journey with me as i build this cloning brand if you're new here please guys consider subscribing i upload videos twice weekly and i'm actually relatively consistent so please consider subscribing so i have a business mentor and when my mentor first came across my brand and its name the first thing he said to me was make sure you get that name and that logo trademarked and so i did and i did it successfully by myself no legal experience no experience in trademarking whatsoever i just went on the gov website and i did it myself and in this video i'm going to be talking to you guys about how i did that the process and all that kind of jazz so let's get into it so i trademarked my brand name and its logo using the gov website there's a whole host of things on that website it's a massive website and on there as well you can trademark and protect your intellectual property and it was a relatively simple process that i feel like anyone could do and for those of you that may not know what trademarking is it's basically a process that you can do in order to protect your intellectual property so you can protect the name of your brand you can protect your logos you can protect certain kinds of patents that sort of things so that's what trademarking is as a whole it cost me 170 pounds to do at the time which is pretty expensive especially when you're starting out but it's worth it in my opinion but i'm gonna touch on that later so the first thing i did when i wanted to actually trademark my brand name is i went onto the golf website and i searched to see whether there was any brands or companies out there that had a similar name especially in a similar class to the one that i was about to trademark in so on the golf website you can actually like see a whole database of all the different names and logos that have been registered for a trademark in the uk or have been attempted to be registered so when i made my search i searched over all the classes and a class is basically a description or scope of the goods or services that you're looking to trademark so for example class 25 is clothing so clothing headwear and footwear so when i did search over all the classes one trademark did actually come up and it did rattle me a little bit because i didn't understand why it came out because it didn't have anything similar to anything that i wanted to do and it was under the class of fitness and body cellulite and fitness gym or something along those lines and the company was actually based in france so this did rattle me a bit because i was thinking oh my gosh like why has this come up is the name similar i didn't quite understand but still i was like you know what i'm just gonna go ahead and do a bit more research and look into actually trademarking my brand name anyway despite the fact that something did actually come up the next thing i did was i got a little bit nosy so obviously i'm aware of a lot of different brands especially small brands from instagram from doing pop-ups and stuff like that and i actually went on there and i researched all those small brands to see whether they had actually trademarked their buy logo logo you know their band logo or their like brand name and quite a few that i knew came up and they had registered and all was scared and i was like oh my gosh so this is actually a thing that people do like i thought i was going in there just being you know like all like what i mean not knowing that this is actually a thing that most brands do but what then triggered my next line of research is when i researched one particular brand they had registered for a trademark but he had been rejected and i didn't even know like things like that could happen and i didn't know that on the database you will be able to see what trademarks have been rejected what trademarks have been submitted and withdrawn all of it stays on this public database so when i saw that that particular brand had been rejected it sparked me to do a bit more research into why trademarks get rejected because i was like i don't want to spend 170 pounds for my trademark to be rejected and i know that that 170 is non-refundable so that's the price of the application like once you make that application that money is gone it's gone i also wanted to make sure that what i was trademarking wasn't gonna potentially commit any of these offenses that might not let it qualify for trademarking so upon my research i'm gonna share with you guys some of the things that may potentially get a trademark rejected so obviously like the bait one would be if your trademark is too similar to another thing that's trademarked so that's the bait one obviously you can't trademark something that's already been trademarked you can't trademark something that isn't distinctive so it doesn't have a distinctive word it doesn't have a distinctive logo but i feel like this is a little bit ambiguous because what is distinctive so that is another reason why your trademark could get rejected and also you can't trademark something that would be in the best interest of the public to be able to use and i'm guessing this would be something along the lines of like you could trademark clothing for example because a lot of clothing brands call their clothing brand like the name of their brand and then clothing so then if you trademark clothing it means those people can't use clothing i believe that's what they mean by you can't trademark things that are in the best interest of the public to be able to use and also you can't trademark things that are too generic again really ambiguous but that's one of the things that came up when i done my research after i carried out that research i was pretty confident that my brand name and logo didn't commit any of these offenses so i did decide to proceed and go on so i know for a fact that if you're looking to trademark anything make sure you carry out as much research as possible especially if you're looking to do it yourself so once i was happy and i felt like i had enough information i went ahead and processed my application to register the name of my brand and two logos and i registered it under two classes so obviously the clothing class and i can't actually remember the other class i registered it under but you know it made sense to me why i registered it under another class as well so i completed the application in august of 2018 and typically it takes about four months or three to four months for them to review your application and in this time people can come along and like contest it so after going through that entire process my trademark was and the correct term is filed registered it was put on the register in november of 2018 so that was approximately three months so it took about three months for my trademark to be accepted and i've got this like thick thick like letter with al

Thanks Hyacinth your participation is very much appreciated
- Herbert Waldock

About the author