We can register a trademark for an existing business: as well as forming companies and registering their trademarks, at Coddan, we can also register a trademark for a company that has already been set up and is doing business. It can often be the case, for example, that a limited company that has been in business for some time wants to give itself a corporate image change, with a more modern and dynamic look, and such a change starts with the company's trademark - its logo, slogan or other material.
We have a number of packages, with different pricing and service options, that are available to existing businesses. Just choose which one is most suitable to your needs and provide your details in our online application form. When we receive your information, we will begin the registration process.
That starts with a check of the trademark registration register to see if your proposed material is already in use. If it is, you'll have to provide something else, as no two trademarks can be the same, just as with a company name. It's highly beneficial to carry out this check at the beginning of the registration process to avoid the application being rejected later on.
If your proposed trademark is not in use, we will file your application with the Intellectual Property Office, and when approval is granted you'll get a certificate of registration to prove that your trademark is yours, yours only, and cannot be copied.
It may also be the case that a private company has been in business for some time and wishes to expand into new markets, perhaps in neighbouring countries or even in lands far away. Protection for trademarks in the UK only applies to the UK and nowhere else, so if firms wish to do business across borders, they'll have to have their trademark protected in those places too, or risk having competitors there use it and potentially cause losses to the firm as well as harm to their reputation.