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Jersey Trademark Registration 

Your trademark registration will be processed in Jersey through the following steps:

Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices

Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 10 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.


  • If I register my trademark in Jersey, do I have protection in other territories?

    The territorial limit of registration is Jersey. A separate registration for the other Channel Islands is required to establish rights in those territories.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    It is not required to submit a power of attorney. However, it is best to have it on hand in response to official request.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

    If a mark was used by a person in Jersey earlier than the date of application in the United Kingdom, that person is protected from any legal action filed against him. Trademark rights in Jersey can be acquired by the first person that used such mark.

  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Third parties cannot attack a registered trademark on the ground of non-use.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Jersey?
    • words
    • colours
    • names
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • trade dress/get-up
    • devices
    • sounds
    • slogans
    • smells
    • collective marks
    • service marks
    • certification marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Jersey?

    The order of the application process is as follows:

    1. Examination of the application on the basis of formalities
    2. Registration
    3. Jersey trademarks are not published for opposition purposes. However, the following application details are made available to the public:
      • mark
      • name of applicant
      • address of applicant
      • representation of trademark
      • number of the UK registration on which the mark is based
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?
    • generic terms
    • non-distinctive marks
    • marks contrary to moral standards or public order
    • names, flags or symbols of states, nations, regions, or of international organizations
  • Does Jersey use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Jersey uses the Nice Classification System.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Jersey?

    Jersey does not follow the European Union Trade Mark registration which is formerly known as the Community Trade Mark registration.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Jersey?

    It is not applicable.

  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    The registration is primarily dependent on its validity in the United Kingdom. If the UK registration is cancelled on the grounds of non-use, the Jersey registration will cease to have any effect. Please contact Marcaria.com for more information.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    The initial term of a registration is 10 years from the UK application date.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date of a registration is 10 years from the filing date of the corresponding UK registration.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    It is legally permitted to use an unregistered mark for any goods or services.