You can’t register a trade mark if it has already been registered by someone else. To make sure you don’t invest time and money with no results, the first step you need to take is to search the trade marks database and verify if an identical or similar trade mark hasn’t been already registered for the same or similar goods or services you want to register it. If you want to make sure the research is done professionally, you can use the services of a trade mark attorney which can also help you with the registration process.

Check if your trademark is already registered

If you still want to register a trademark that has already been registered by someone else in a similar form, for similar services or products, you can ask the holder of the existing trade mark for permission to register yours. If they agree to send you a ‘letter of consent’ – you can continue your registration process and add the letter to your application.