In order to register a trade mark, one needs to define the goods to be sold or services provided under the trade mark. Internationally, all possible goods and services have been classified into 45 classes.
An application is made to the Trade Marks Registry giving the trade mark, the goods and/or services and the owner details. A fee is submitted at this time. Typically an additional fee is required for each class over the first. The application is examined for formality issues. Nearly all applications are accepted and then published. If no person objects to the application, then the trade mark is registered and no further fees are required.
The trade mark is registered for 10 years prior to a renewal fee being due.
The owner may apply the registered symbol to denote that the trade mark is registered.