A trade mark is a kind of indication which you can use to distinguish your business’ goods or services from those of other traders. The main purpose of the trademark is to secure your brand and thereby restricting others from using it (a name or logo). However the trademark needs to be renewed after every 10 years.

However the trademark application can be filed only by the owner. the person who uses or controls the use of the mark, and controls the nature and quality of the goods to which it is affixed, or the services for which it is used, is the owner of the mark. However if a person who is not the owner files an application, then the application will be declared invalid. To inquire about the trademark registration cost, contact us for getting your problems solved. We can also assist you in providing patent registration services.

The objective of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 is to register trademarks (applied for) in the country and to provide better protection of trademark for goods and services and also to prevent fraudulent/false use of the mark.

To be Noted for Trademark Registration

  • Any person, who claims to be the proprietor of a trademark used or proposes it to be used by him, can apply in writing in prescribed manner for registration.
  • Application can also be filed online through the e-filing gateway available at the official website.
  • The Government earns revenue as a fee for registration and protection of registration of trademarks

Documents required for trademark registration

  • Power of Attorney (signed by the applicant & in the case of corporate body, by the Director or Legal representative of the company). Also the power of Attorney need not be Legalized or Notarized
  • 20 (Twenty) prints or label. For words mark/ labels are not required
  • Certified copy of the application serving as the basis of the convention priority (if applicable) may be filed within 3 months from the Indian filing date.

Trade Registration Process

  • Searching the trademark availability
  • Filing the trademark application for your goods/name/logo etc.
  • Examination of the trademark application by the trademark office
  • Publishing of the trademark in the trademark journal (trademark registration online)

FAQs :

Trademark is an identifiable mark which distinguishes the goods or services from other similar goods. Trademark could be a sign, design, expression, slogan, logo, graphic, sound, word or name. Trademark is an intellectual property for a business.

Trademark registration enables the applicants to protect the company’s identity.

Trademark registration protects the identity of a business. It establishes your claim of ownership of that mark and gives you the exclusive right to use the mark in connection with the trade or provision of services for which the mark has been filed.

It guarantees consistent quality by showing an organization’s commitment to its users and consumers, it is a form of communication, a basis for publicity and advertising.

a. Word mark

b. Logo

c. Device mark

d. Small mark

e. Taste mark

Once the trademark is registered, it is valid for a period of 10 years from the date of application. The registration can then be renewed indefinitely as long as the renewal fees are paid every 10 years.

Any person who claims to be the owner of a trademark, he/she needs to submit the application mentioning the related goods and services associated with the company.

a. TM- This symbol is used after filing the trademark application until registration

b. R- This symbol is used after getting the certificate of registration

c. SM- This symbol is used for service marks to identify the services.

a. A soft copy of the logo in JPEG format.

b. TM 48 (form of authorization).

c. Date of first use of the mark.

d. Name and address of the proprietor of the mark.

e. Required fee.

Trademark registration is not compulsory, but it is advisable to register the trademark to protect the company’s identity.

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