Around 40% of series applications don’t meet the requirements. We recommend you read this guide if you are considering making a series application.
If you have different variations of your trade mark then they might qualify as a series.
A series of trade marks consists of up to six marks in a single application.
For a series to be acceptable, the marks should:
- look the same
- sound the same
- mean the same
Any differences must be minor.
A series of more than two marks is subject to an extra fee of £50 per mark.
This fee is non-refundable, even if we refuse your series application.
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This information is only intended to be a guide. The Trade Marks Examination - The examination guide contains detailed information about trade mark series.
Speak to an Intellectual Property professional
If you are still unsure whether your marks will be acceptable as a series you should speak to a trade mark attorney.
The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) can help you locate an attorney in your area.