The UK IPO is considering reintroducing a fast-track trade mark registration service. This was previously introduced in 2008, but stopped the following year due to a lack of interest in the service as the IPO already had a relatively fast turnaround time for applications. As there has since been a vast increase in trade mark applications, the examination period has increased. However, in 2013 a new IT processing system was introduced, reducing the time period for trade mark applications to be examined. The UK IPO has therefore been consulting on whether there is currently a requirement for a fast track service.