Intellectual Property (IP) Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a new service to help business and individuals interesting in registering a Trade Mark for the first time. The service is an online tool which helps improve their chances of registering a Trade Mark. The tool is specifically aimed at those who have little or no knowledge of the application process and who have not applied for a Trade Mark before.

The tool will enable one to check:

if anyone already has a Trade Mark too similar to their proposed Trade Mark;

their proposed Trade Mark against basic Trade Mark rules on acceptability; and

their estimated application costs.

An early version of the service is still under development and the IPO recommend that business and individuals try the service out and leave feedback for the IPO.

To find out more about this new service please follow the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ipo-launches-trade-mark-pre-apply-service