How can I transfer a trademark record if I don't have an SMD file?

You can only transfer a trademark record without SMD file if the trademark record has the "verified" status at that time. You can transfer a verified trademark record to a Trademark Agent without SMD file by executing the following steps:

The Trademark Agent or Holder that wishes to transfer their trademark record:

  • Navigate to the TMCH interface and sign in;
  • In the Mark overview, open the verified trademark record you wish to transfer;
  • Click on button "send transfer code" under the indication of the "verified" status;
  • A pop-up message will show you the transfer code (we strongly suggest you copy this code);
  • After clicking on "OK", an e-mail containing the transfer code has been sent to the e-mail address linked to the trademark record;
  • Provide this transfer code to the Trademark Agent of your choice.
  • Please note that 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.

    The Trademark Agent that received the transfer code:

  • Navigate to the TMCH interface and sign in;
  • Click on "Execute a transfer" at the right-hand side of the Mark overview;
  • Enter the transfer code you received from the previous Trademark Agent or Holder;
  • Your prepaid account will be charged 30 USD and the trademark record will be transferred to your account.
  • Please note that this process is only possible in case the SMD file of the trademark record is unavailable and cannot be downloaded at that time.

    Please refer to our manual on how to transfer trademark records for more detailed information.



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