Standard application online
For example, if you are registering your trade mark online in two classes, this will cost £220 (£170 for the application in the first trade mark class and £50 for the second).
If you are registering your trade mark using a paper form, this costs £200. As with online applications, each additional trade mark class costs £50.
Right Start application
If you want to ensure your trade mark application meets the requirements for registration, you can use the IPO’s Right Start service. This service allows your mark to be examined and reviewed by an examiner (for half of the total application fee). You will then receive a feedback report allowing you to consider any objections before proceeding with your application.
The Right Start service costs £200 in total and £50 per additional trade mark class. However, upfront you pay £100 (to have your trade mark initially examined) and £25 (per additional trade mark class).
If you decide to go ahead with your registration after receiving the examiner’s feedback, you pay the remaining balance (£100 plus £25 per extra trade mark class). If you decide to not go ahead with your registration after receiving feedback, you do not have to pay the remaining fees.
For more information on the registration process, read How to register a trade mark.