When can you change the ownership of a trademark?

Photo of Igor Demcak

Written by Igor Demcak

CEO & Legal Mind

Once you file your trademark application, you can request a change of ownership at any time. The most common cases where the change of ownership is applicable is when you either sell your company or decide you want your company to own the trademark instead of yourself personally or the other way around.

Changing trademark ownership is generally called a trademark assignment. You can assign your trademark to a physical or legal entity. Different fees are associated with the ownership change depending on the IP office.

To request a trademark assignment, you need to draft and sign a so-called assignment agreement. This document includes the information about the trademark in question and the details about the assignor and the assignee (the old and the new owner).

Related questions

Advice icon

Haven't found what you are looking for?

Our team of experienced trademark attorneys is here to help you! Simply send us an email outlining your request and we'll be happy to assist you.