What are the advantages of a multi-class application?
Compared to a single-class application, a multi-class application reduces the overall filling time since only one application and one copy of relevant attachments are required, the application procedures are thus simplified. Moreover, costs are also reduced because after the multi-class application is approved for registration, government fees related to the recordation of change, assignment, license or pledge will be calculated "per application". It should, however, be noted that:
filing fees, registration fees and renewal fees are calculated "per class" rather than "per application";
in dividing a trademark, the division fees for the increased trademarks and the fees for disputes resolution, if applicable, shall also be paid; and in the case of a multi-class application, the issue of multiple priorities may arise.