TRADE MARK REGISTRATION

Trade Mark ( TM ) Registration

A trademark (popularly known as brand name) in layman’s language is a visual symbol which may be a word signature, name, device, label, numerals or combination of colours used by one undertaking on goods or services or other articles of commerce to distinguish it from other similar goods or services originating from a different undertaking. A ‘Mark` may consist of a word or invented word, signature, device, letter, numeral, brand, heading, label, name written in a particular style, the shape of goods other than those for which a mark is proposed to be used, or any combination thereof or a combination of colors and so forth. A registered trademark is an intangible is used to protect the company's investment in the brand or symbol.Trade mark is a discrete indicator used by a legal entity such as business house, individual or a firm so that the consumers can easily identify their product or services.Trademarks are registered under the Trademark Act, 1999 which gives the trademark owner the right to sue for damages when violations of trademarks occur.

Highlights

Validity

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.

Time Taken

It just takes 1-2 days to complete a trademark application, however it can take about 18-24 months to obtain Trademark registration in a straight-forward case, without any objections.

Protects Brand Value

A trademark is a visual symbol, which may be a word, name, device, label or numerals used by a business to distinguish it goods or services from other similar goods or services originating from a different business help to protect brand.

FAQs

What does trademark indicate?

Trade mark is a discrete indicator used by a legal entity such as business house, individual or a firm so that the consumers can easily identify their product or services.

What is the importance of a trademark?

It identifies the source of the goods/manufacturers

It acts as prime instrument in advertising and selling the goods.

A registered trademark gives the right to exclusive use of the mark.

A registered trademark serves as a proof of certificate in court proceedings.

How is trademark associated with the business?

Trademark is often associated with the brand itself so a good trade mark is almost synonymous to a good business and great line of products and services. Proper selection of the trademark is necessary for business as well as legal point of view.

What can be registered under Trade Mark Act 1999 ?

Any word, name, device, numerals, letters, shape of goods, slogans , signatures can be registered as a trademark. The trademark to be registered must also be distinctive for the services or goods for which it is proposed to be registered.

Whether trademark registered in India Valid across the world ?

No, trademark registered in India will be valid only in India.

What documents do I need to register Trade Mark ?

Documents required are address and identity proof of the trademark owner is required. In case of Company, the name of the Company along with its Certificate of Incorporation and Address proof is required.

Can the ownership of a trademark be assigned or transferred from one person to another?

Yes. A registered mark, or a mark for which an application to register has been filed can be transferred or sold. Written assignments may be recorded in the Indian trademark registry for a fee.

What is the duration for registering a trademark in India?

The normal duration for obtaining registration in India is approximately 18-24 months from the date of filing application in a straight forward case. This would however depend on the contingent factors of the case.

When can I use the TM mark?

The TM mark can be used along with the trademark after the trademark application is filed with the trade mark authorities.

Who can file an application for registration of trademark?

The owner or user of the trademark can file an application for trademark registration. Trademark can be registered even in the name of individual, company or partnership firm which can be represented by its proprietor or partner or director as the case may be.

Can I register a trademark before starting a business?

Yes, you can register a trademark before your business start up as propose to use mark.

When can I use the ® mark?

The ® mark can be used after the trademark application is approved by filed with the trade mark authorities.

What will happen if I do not renew my trademark?

If renewal is not done within prescribed period of time then the trademark will be removed from the register.

Process Flow

Trade Mark Registration

Our expert team will apply your Trade Mark Registration with goverment authorities.




1 Day


We Prepare Application

Our expert team will prepare trademark application  along with the necessary  documents to be submitted.




1 Day


Submission of Documents

Our team will submit application to authorities after submission of application you can use TM.




1 Day


Get registration completed

We will update you on your registration status over email , SMS.




1 Day






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