Changes and renewals of your registered trademarks

Can I amend my registered trademark?

You can only amend a trademark if your existing trademark includes your name or address. Changes are limited to that name and address. The alteration of the name must be minor, for example, substituting a new surname after marriage, and not the substitution of an entirely new name.

Can I cancel my registered trademark?

You can surrender the rights to a registered trademark at any time.

Can I sell my registered trademark?

Once registered, a trademark becomes your property and can be sold as with any other of your property. Once sold, a trademark must be ‘assigned’ to the new owner in the register.

How long before I have to renew my registered trademark?

A registered trademark must be renewed every 10 years to keep your brand protected. 

I missed my trademark’s renewal deadline – what can I do?

If you miss your renewal deadline for your trademark, so long as you realise within six months of the renewal date, you can apply to restore your mark.

Find out if your mark is available to register