Trademark Registration & Expert Assistance

Available across 5 continents, in 70+ countries

Global trademark search, registration, monitoring and maintenance

Brand & intellectual property expert support

Starting Business is an official member of the International Trademark Association

1. Type of Search

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1. Trademark Search

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Has this Trademark been used in commerce?

2. Select Territories

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3. Select Classes

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Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical s
Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.
Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices.
Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting.
Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic food and substances adapted for medical or veterinary use, food for babies; dietary supplements for humans and animals; plasters, materials for dressings
Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; sa
Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs; automatic vending machines.
Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors.
Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, a
Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials.
Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.
Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.
Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.
Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.
Musical instruments.
Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists materials; paint brushes; typewriters and offi
Rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal.
Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas and parasols; walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery.
Building materials (non-metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.
Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics.
Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paintbrushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and
Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.
Yarns and threads, for textile use.
Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed covers; table covers.
Clothing, footwear, headgear.
Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.
Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile).
Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.
Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs; milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.
Coffee, tea, cocoa and artificial coffee; rice; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; bread, pastry and confectionery; edible ices; sugar, honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt; mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices
Grains and agricultural, horticultural and forestry products not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds; natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals; malt.
Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic beverages; fruit beverages and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.
Alcoholic beverages (except beers).
Tobacco; smokers articles; matches.
Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions.
Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.
Building construction; repair; installation services.
Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.
Treatment of materials.
Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.
Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.
Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.

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Trademark Search

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Everything you need to know


A Trademark is a symbol, phrase, design or word that helps distinguish one manufacturer of goods from another. It is a key identifier of a company used all over the world. An example of a famous trademark is Apple, which is represented by a bitten apple. This mark has no writing, so the image itself is the key identifier for Apple. Similarly, a service mark follows the same features but is different because it is used to identify a service. An example of a well-known service mark is McDonald’s whose mark is a golden ‘M’ which is globally recognized by all ages since 1955. Additionally, in certain circumstances, trade/service marks can also involve colours, music, and smell. For example, Coca-Cola is well known for its red and white colour combination, and Nokia is known for its unique ringtone.

Property and Intellectual Property

‘Intellectual property,’ however, has no physical embodiment that one can see, touch or feel such as literature and music. Trade names, artistic designs and digital programming are also part of the intellectual property band. Like physical property, the intellectual property can be owned, purchased, sold, transferred, and/or licensed. Systems of ownership of intellectual property are relatively new historically.

Trademark Rights

Trademarks adopt rights in two ways: 1) by registration, and 2) by using the mark first. Both ways can be protected. By registering, you will gain many advantages from the federal law, including the use of the ® symbol on your trademark. You will also have the ability to show others of your ownership to the brand, making it less likely for others to consume. Under common law, being the first to use a specific trademark also comes with certain rights that may stop others from using your mark. However, this can be risky because it does not come with as many benefits as a registered trademark would.


The more unique a trademark is, the less chance it has for it to be duplicated, which means more protection. It is also good to know that successful marks are normally those that have no relation to the service or goods.

Trademark Registration

Before adopting a new mark, it is advisable to have a search conducted and evaluated by a qualified attorney. Someone else may already have rights to virtually the same mark, and it is better to know about that or other potentially conflicting marks before you have made an investment in your new mark. Lack of knowledge is normally not a defense to trademark infringement. The extent of searching that is warranted depends on the nature of the mark, the goods or services for which it is to be used, and the countries in which the mark is intended to be used. Basic searches typically focus on trademark registration databases. Usually, an application to register a trademark is made to the national trademark office in the country or region where the applicant wishes to protect the mark. The application will usually include the name and address of the applicant, a representation of the mark, a listing of the goods or services that are desired to be covered by the registration, and the official filing fee. In some jurisdictions, it may also be necessary to file specimens showing how the mark is used. However, most countries do not require a mark to be used before it is registered.

Trademark Symbols

Trademarks are often used with designations or symbols, i.e. ®, also known as Reg., TM, and SM. These symbols work as trademark identifiers classifying whether or not a trademark is registered. Unregistered Trademarks use the symbols TM and SM to notify competitors and potential customers of their plan to become legal and are used to discourage others from using them. Each designation is used for a different purpose; SM is used for a service mark, whereas TM is used for a trademark. The ® symbol refers to a registered trademark. This small but powerful symbol will allow the owner to claim against infringement if an issue occurs. It is always a good idea to register your trademark to have secure benefits. The protection of your trademark will depend on your country of registration which has its ups and downs. Not all regional offices will give out the same benefits, so choose your country wisely so that you receive the all the information and protection you need. Your mark should represent your business in a creative yet effective way, making sure the meaning explains your business accurately. It is only when your mark is used consistently, i.e same font type and colour, that your mark becomes respected and desired.


A Trademark is the key identifier of a business so it is only normal to want to protect it from unauthorized users. Using a trademark without registration will not come with many benefits. The main concern is that there will always be a high risk of losing it at a later stage as others would see it as available and register it. By registering your trademark, you will hold all the rights as well as the ability to take legal action against anyone who uses it unlawfully. If, however, you do not decide to register your trademark, you will risk your chances of it being registered by someone else.

Our Pricelist

At Starting Business, we make sure that our customers receive the best prices possible for their trademark registration. Please keep in mind that each jurisdiction will have a trademark authority, used to protect your trademark for a small fee.



Still not convinced to perform a Trademark search? You will be shocked to find out that not all trademark authorities go through the process of investigating whether or not a trademark already exists. This can accumulate chaos as authorities from different parts of the world may register the same mark at different times creating a legal mess. That’s why it should be your priority to monitor similar or identical registered trademarks. It is only by monitoring that you can identify whether or not legal action should be imposed.


Registering your trademark at Starting Business is simple, and we understand that you may want to know the process. So, for your acknowledgement, we have created a workflow showing the whole registration process.

1. Place your order online

Verify your order and pay online through our secured payment system.

2. We contact you

Once your order has been submitted, we will send you an order confirmation email and one of our attorneys will contact you to advise further procedure.

3. Trademark Application

We will complete your trademark application in the territory or country you wish to register your trademark by sending it to the Trademark Authority.

4. Application accepted

Once your application has been accepted by the Trademark Authority, we will send you a notification letter which will include the application number and submission date.

5. Examination of the trademark application

Once your application has been processed by the Trademarks Authority, examiners will begin the initial examination to ensure that all the formal requirements of the application form have been satisfied as set out in the Trademarks Act. In case your application is refused you will be informed accordingly.

6. Publication of the trademark application

Publication of the trademark in the Official Gazette is mandatory as third parties have the right to object to the registration within a specific time frame by filing an opposition. In case a third party opposes your registration, you will be informed accordingly.

7. Registration of your trademark

If no opposition is received, the Trademark Office will proceed with trademark registration and in a certain period you will be provided with a certificate of registration of your trademark.

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