Guidance: Process for applying to register for a trade mark

Intellectual Property Office

August 20
06:16 2020

Trade marks timeline


This is an indication of the process only. All timings are approximate and will vary according to each individual mark.

The trade mark timeline provides an overview of the process of applying to register a trade mark. The timeline gives you an indication of your responsibilities and what happens next, once youve submitted your application.

Each stage of the process is hyperlinked, allowing you to easily access relevant information.

Published 14 July 2017
Last updated 20 August 2020 +show all updates
  1. Step 5 updated: You'll will get feedback on your application within 20 to 30 working days.

  2. Trade marks timeline has been updated and re-branded.

  3. Trade Marks Timeline has been re-branded.

  4. First published.

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