Alterations to services – trade marks and designs

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Customers responding to trade mark and design examination and hearing reports, and filing evidence, please use the reply button in the examination report or email address provided.

For new trade mark examination reports we will allow four months to respond, not the current two months, removing the need for an extension.

We are unable to extend the reply period for Designs examination reports but extensions are available.

Most accepted trade marks will be published for purposes of opposition. There may be a delay for some because of the need to notify owners of any UK earlier marks (and international marks with UK designation) identified in search report which currently is only done by post. We are exploring alternatives to this.

There will be a delay in receiving postal versions of trade mark and design registration certificates. If you have an urgent business need we can provide email copies on request.

We will continue to receive and process international applications and registrations and correspond with holders by email where possible.

We will continue to update this page with any changes to services, as well as providing more details as they develop.

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