How do I protect my business name and logo UK?

Do I need to trademark my business name UK?

There’s no legal requirement that forces you to trade mark your business or brand name (logo). In fact, you can have what are known as ‘common law’ rights to your business name without formally registering it.

How much does it cost to copyright a name and logo UK?

Prices start at £170 for one trademark application. The registration process takes approximately 3 – 4 months with no objections, under normal circumstances. You can search the UK trademark database for free here.

How do I protect my business name 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.

How much does it cost to copyright a name UK?

The following costs are the most common fees associated with filing a mark in the United Kingdom: Application Fee: £170 ($225.83) for online applications; £200 ($265.68) for paper applications. Additional Classes (When requested by IPO): £50 ($66.42) International Fee: £40 ($53.14) plus additional WIPO fees.

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Copyright automatically covers original content, without the need to register. However, copyright laws do not protect the name or idea associated with the content. … Even when copyright protects your logo, a trade mark registration reinforces this protection.

How much does it cost to copyright a logo and name?

The cost to trademark a name at the federal level ranges from $225 to $400 plus legal fees or $50 to $150 for a state trademark. The average cost to trademark a logo is $225 to $600 plus any legal fees.

Trademark Cost.

National Average Cost $424
Average Range $275 to $660

Do I need to copyright my logo UK?

Is a logo subject to copyright? Yes. A logo that includes artistic or design elements, (i.e. not just the name on its own), is legally regarded as being a work of artistic creation and therefore will be protected under copyright law. Copyright protects the logo as an artistic work.

Can I use a logo without permission UK?

Using someone’s trade mark, patent, copyright or design without their permission is known as ‘ IP infringement‘ and could lead to a fine, prison or both.

Go to the U.S. Copyright Office website. Select “Electronic Copyright Registration” to fill in the Form VA online for registration of a work of Visual Arts. Name the creator of the logo and include contact information for the owner. Many logos are works for hire.