Can I change countries during the trademark registration process?

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Written by Igor Demcak

CEO & Legal Mind

The simple answer would be no due to the way the trademark filing and, subsequently, the registration process is conducted. A trademark application is filed with the intellectual property office of the selected country of registration. As such, a trademark application filed in one country will have to be filed in another country separately. Hence the process of a country change is not recognized.

In case you have filed a trademark application within one country and have changed your mind to pursue trademark registration in a different country, please note that the fees you have paid for the prior trademark application are non-refundable by the intellectual property office. You can always decide to file in another country, but new fees would need to be paid.

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