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Our Fees

Here at McDaniels Law our main aim is always to provide our clients with honest, straightforward and cost-effective expert legal advice. We are top ranked as intellectual property specialists by both Chambers and Legal 500 and we are proud that our pricing is extremely competitive as against other specialist firms.

Where possible we aim to offer clients a fixed fee so that you know the costs you are likely to be facing. These fixed fees cover all of our trade mark and design registration and portfolio management services. We also generally aim to agree a fixed fee for the initial drafting of any commercial agreements. The amount of these fixed fees depends on exactly what you require but they are comprehensive and competitive and the fee levels for trade mark and design filings and renewals are set out in our fee documentation. If you would like to request a copy of the same please just email legal@mcdanielslaw.com.

 

In respect of litigation work, we aim to offer fixed fees for initial correspondence with the other side (often referred to as a cease and desist letter). Beyond that it is usually not possible to offer fixed fees due to the bespoke nature of any litigation however we will always discuss fees with you, and will continue to do so throughout each stage of your case. As mentioned, our hourly rates are extremely competitive by comparison to other expert intellectual property firms. We do not have expensive city centre offices and work hard to keep our overheads as low as possible to ensure that you will be able to access expert, top ranked intellectual property advice at the best rates possible.

TRADE MARK FEES

FOR UK TRADE MARKS, EUROPEAN COMMUNITY TRADE MARKS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE MARKS

SCHEDULE OF FEES

  • This fee schedule should be read alongside the engagement letter that has been sent to you.
  • All prices quoted for our fees are in addition to V.A.T at the prevailing rate.
  • Prices quoted for making applications for registered trade marks on your behalf include the following:
    • Advising upon the application and the form it should take. In the case of a trade mark application, the classes to which the application should relate.
    • If no objections are raised by the relevant examining office or any third party, then dealing with the correspondence associated with the relevant application.
  • Prices quoted on hourly rate basis will be charged at the following hourly rates plus V.A.T. unless a fee is agreed in advance:
  • A©ID members will receive a 10% discount on the hourly rates set out below where work is billed on a time spent basis and not charged as a fixed fee:
  The hourly rates are exclusive of V.A.T. and disbursements:
Level of Experience Hourly Rate
Directors and Solicitors with over eight years’ experience after qualification £340
Managing Associates £295
Senior Associates and Solicitors and Trade Mark Attorneys with more than five years post qualification or equivalent experience £280
Associates with between three and five years’ experience, Trade Mark Attorneys and other legal professionals £265
Other solicitors and legal executives and other staff of equivalent experience £250
Trainee Solicitors, Solicitor Apprenticeships, paralegals and other fee-earners £180

A. SCHEDULE OF FEES - TRADE MARKS (UNITED KINGDOM)

Form/Description Official Fee Our Fee (Excluding VAT)
TM3/Application in One Class £170 £495
Each Additional Class £50 £100
TM3A/Addition of class during Prosecution £50 £100
TM5/Requesting Statement of Grounds of the Registrar’s Decision £100 £200
TM7/ Filing Notice of Opposition £200 TBA
TM8/ Filing Counter Statement £200 TBA
TM9/ Extension of time on an application £100 TBA
TM9c/ Request to enter/extend the cooling off period nil TBA
TM11/ Renewal of trade mark registration £200 £400
Each additional class £50 £100
Late payment £50 £100
TM12/ Request to divide application £100 £400
Each resulting application £200 £200
Each extra class, if the application has more than 1 class £50
TM13/ Request for restoration and renewal of registration removed from register for non-payment of renewal fee £100 £450
TM16/ Application to register a change of proprietor £50 £200 per mark
TM17/ Request to merge applications or registrations nil £250
TM21/ Request to change the details of an application or registration nil £250 per mark
TM22/ Notice to surrender a registration nil £350
TM23/ Notice of partial surrender of specification of goods/services nil £350
TM24/ Application to record a registerable transaction other than an assignment or licence £50 £350 per mark
TM25/ Alteration of a registered mark nil £400
TM26/ Application for a declaration of invalidity/ revocation/rectification £200 TBA
TM27/ Application to intervene in proceedings nil £500
TM31 Request for information about Registration Marks Certificates £20
TM33/Request to appoint or change agent or enter address for service nil £250 per mark
TM35/ Filing regulations regarding use of collective or certification marks £200 £550
TM36/Application to amend regulations governing use of certification or collective mark £100 £550
TM50/Application to register a licence £50 £350 per mark
TM51/Application to remove or amend a licence £50 £350 per mark
TM53/Request to proceed to evidence rounds nil £250
TM54/Notice of giving evidence nil £250
TM55/Notice of Appeal to Appointed Person nil £400

B. SCHEDULE OF FEES - EUIPO

 

Form/DescriptionOfficial FeeOur Fee (Excluding VAT)
Application (one class)€850£800
Application (two classes)€900£150
Application (three classes)€1050£100
Each extra class€150£100
Claiming a priority £150
Claiming additional priorities £100 per priority
Opposition€320TBA
Alteration of representation of a trade mark€850£750
On-line renewal in one class€850£750
Renewal fee for second class€50£200
Renewal fee for third class€150£150
Renewal fee for fourth and subsequent classes€150£150
Additional fee for late payment of renewal fee25% of renewal fee subject to a maximum of €1500£400
Application for Revocation or declaration of invalidity€630TBA
Appeal€720TBA
Fee for resitutio in integrum€200£500
Fee for conversion of a mark into a national trade mark application€200£500
Assignment, etc. £550 per mark
Licence recordal€200 (£135) per mark, not to exceed a total of €1000 (£675)£550 per marl
Licence cancellation€200 per mark, not to exceed a total of €1000£550 per mark
Alteration of mark€200£450
Uncertified copies or extracts€10£100
Certified copy or extract€30£100
Fee for inspection of files (minimum)€30£100
Fee for filing International Application at the office€300TBA
Fees for Collective Marks TBA
Renewal Basic€3,000TBA
Registration Basic€1,800TBA

 

C. INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION OF TRADE MARKS (MADRID PROTOCOL)

 
Description Official Fee Our Fee (Excluding VAT)
Basic fee for applying for International Registration on the basis of a UK trademark in up to 3 classes at the World Intellectual Property Organisation 120 SFr 653 £900
Fee if Reproduction is unclear SFr 903
Additional fee for 4th class and any further classes SFr 100 £175 per class
Additional fee for each designated state £195
Claiming a priority £195
Claiming additional priorities £100 per priority
Renewal in up to 3 classes SFr 653 £995
Additional classes SFr 100 £100 per class
Surcharge for late payment, per fee 50% £150
Basic fee for taking over representation upon national objection £450
Transfer of International Registration (total or partial) SFr 177
Change of name, address of holder of International Registration SFr 150
Recordal of licence SFr 177
Certificates SFr 125
Subsequent designation for designated state £700
Additional fee for each designated state £195
 

DESIGN FEES

FOR UK REGISTERED DESIGNS AND EUROPEAN COMMUNITY REGISTERED DESIGNS

SCHEDULE OF FEES

This fee schedule should be read alongside the engagement letter that has been sent
to you.

  • All prices quoted for our fees are in addition to V.A.T at the prevailing rate.
  • Prices quoted for making applications for registered trade marks on your behalf
    include the following:

     

    • Advising upon the application and the form it should take. In the case of a
      trade mark application, the classes to which the application should relate.
    • If no objections are raised by the relevant examining office or any third party, then dealing with the correspondence associated with the relevant application.
  • Prices quoted on hourly rate basis will be charged at the following hourly rates plus V.A.T. unless a fee is agreed in advance:
  • A©ID members will receive a 10% discount on the hourly rates set out below:

 

The hourly rates are exclusive of V.A.T. and disbursements:

Level of ExperienceHourly Rate
Directors and Solicitors with over eight years’ experience after qualification£340
Managing Associates£295
Senior Associates and Solicitors and Trade Mark Attorneys with more than five years post qualification or equivalent experience£280
Associates with between three and five years’ experience, Trade Mark Attorneys and other legal professionals£265
Other solicitors and legal executives and other staff of equivalent experience£250
Trainee Solicitors, Solicitor Apprenticeships, paralegals and other fee-earners£180

UK REGISTERED DESIGNS

Description Official Fee Our Fee (Excluding VAT)
Application to register a design; paper format (single application) £60 £320
Application to register a design; online format (single application) £50 £320
Application to register additional designs; paper format £40 per design £150 per design
Application fee to register up to 10 designs; online format £70 £150 per design
Application fee to register 10 subsequent designs; online format +£20 £150 per design
Request for Statement of Grounds of decisions £65 £300
Application for invalidation or cancellation of registration
(a) Proprietor cancellation of design nil £450
(b) Invalidation of registered design £48 £500
Sending Certificate £100 per design
Request for extension of time to complete application for registration of design
(a) Extension 1 month £18 £100
(b) Extension 2 months £36 £100
(c) Extension 3 months £54 £100
Extend / review period of protection for UK Registered Design
(a) 2nd period renewal* £70 £400
(b) 3rd period renewal* £90 £450
(c) 4th period renewal* £110 £500
(d) 5th period renewal* £140 £550
Register assignment, licence or mortgage of UK Registered Design nil £600
Request for alteration of name nil £250
Application to publish 1 or more designs £40
Request for correction of error nil £250
Application for restituto in integrum for Registered Design £120 TBA
Fee for restoring a registered design £120 £450
Request for search amongst UK registered designs £25 £250
Request for certified copies
(a) sealed by Registrar £22 £200
(b) stamped by Registrar £16 £200

COMMUNITY REGISTERED DESIGNS

Description Official Fee Our Fee (Excluding VAT)
Application for Community Register Design €230 £550
Additional fee (for 2-10 designs) €115 £150 per design
Additional fee (for 11 or more designs) €50 £90 per design
Publication €120 NIL
Additional fee (for 2-10 designs) €60 NIL
Additional fee (for 11 or more designs) €10 NIL
Deferred publication €40 NIL
Additional fee (for 2-10 designs) €20 NIL
Additional fee (for 11 or more designs) €10 NIL
Application for invalidity of a Community Registered Design €350 TBA
Appeal €800 TBA
First Renewal* €90 £400
Second Renewal* €120 £450
Third Renewal* €150 £500
Fourth Renewal* €180 £550
Copy of App/Extract (uncertified) €10
Copy of App/Extract (certified) €30
Sending Certificate £125
 

*Fee is per design renewal, but discounts are available for bulk renewals.