Frequently Asked Questions - Mark Record Transfer

The fees for transferring a mark record are set at 30 USD per mark record per transfer.

By executing the following steps you will be able to transfer a Mark Record to a Trademark Agent:

  • For a Trademark Agent or Trademark Holder that wishes to transfer their Mark Record:
  • Navigate to the TMCH portal: https://secure.trademark-clearinghouse.com/tmch/public/ and sign in to the TMCH web interface;
  • In the mark overview open the verified mark record you wish to transfer;
  • Under the status field you will see a button "send transfer code";
  • Click on "send transfer code", a pop up will show you the transfer code (we strongly suggest you copy this code), after clicking "ok" an e-mail will also be sent to the e-mail address linked to the mark record, providing the holder with the transfer code. If you select "cancel" the transfer will not proceed;
  • After you have the transfer code, you can provide this code to the new Trademark Agent and the transfer can be executed;
  • The transfer code will be active for 14 days, after this period you can request a new transfer code by following the same process as described above.

 

By executing the following steps you will be able to transfer a Mark Record to a Trademark Agent:

  • For the Trademark Holder or Trademark Agent that wishes to transfer their Mark Record:
  • Download the SMD file linked to the Mark Record;
  • Navigate to the TMCH portal: https://secure.trademark-clearinghouse.com/tmch/public/;
  • Click on the link to start the Mark Transfer process (last paragraph of the welcome text);
  • Upload your SMD file;
  • An e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address linked to the SMD file with a "Transfer Code";
  • Provide this "Transfer Code" to the Trademark Agent of your choice.
  • For the Trademark Agent that you provided with your "transfer code":
  • Sign in to the TMCH web interface;
  • Click on "Execute a Transfer";
  • Enter the "Transfer Code" you received from the previous Trademark Holder or Trademark Agent;
  • Your account will be charged for $30 and the Mark Record will be transferred to your account.

 

 

In order to start transferring Mark Records certain requirements must be met: