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How long does it take to register a Trademark?

Updated: Nov 8, 2021



There are essentially four stages of a trademark application:

  • Filing stage​

  • Examination stage

  • Publication stage

  • Registration stage

As trademarks are territorial and must be filed separately in different countries, the time frame for a trademark to be registered varies from country to country. In the US, assuming no office actions are issued, or oppositions are filed, it takes about eight to ten months for a trademark to be registered. For intent-to-use applications, if extensions of time to file a Statement of Use are requested by the Applicant (not more than three years), then it could take much longer.


In countries such as Singapore, the UK, EU, Australia, it could take between six to eight months. In other countries such as China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, it could take between twelve to eighteen months.


The overall time frame depends on whether the trademark encounters any objections (office actions) during examination or opposition at the publication stage. If so, then it could take anywhere between twelve to thirty-six months.


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