No Genuine Demand: UKIPO Fast Track Examination of Trade Marks will not be re-introduced

July 2014

The response document sets out government policy in light of the recent consultation on the potential reintroduction of a fast track examination procedure for trade marks. It indicates the government’s intention not to reintroduce this service, based on the lack of demand identified in the responses that were received. Given that the examination period in UK is relatively short, it would be difficult to justify the £300 premium for the accelerated service.