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:

  • 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 "OK" an e-mail will also be sent to the e-mail address linked to the trademark record, providing the holder with the transfer code. If you select "Cancel", the transfer code will not be sent;
  • After you received 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.
  • 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.


    API (Automated Interface)


    correction process

    documentary evidence



    Mark Record Transfer

    mark record verification

    New gTLD program


    official agents

    online payment


    prepayment account


    proof of use




    Signed Mark Data (SMD)

    Strawman Model - Abused Labels

    Sunrise Services


    trademark claims services

    Trademark Eligibility Requirements

    trademark submission

    TREx Service

    user registration