A registered trademark is an intangible asset or an intellectual property for an individual or a business entity. A trademark is used to protect the investment of the company in its brand or symbol. A Trademark can be a visual symbol of a word, numerals, device, label, name used by the entity to distinguish their goods and services from the same goods or services of similar businesses.
Trademark(™) Registration is considered for the establishment of ownership and safeguarding a business firm and its identity. An unnecessary legal tangle can be avoided with the early filing of Trademark.
In India, Trademarks are listed with the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, as per the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, via the Trademark Act, 1999. The Trademark Owner will be provided with the Right to sue for the damages by Registered Trademarks in case of trademark infringement. On approval, the Symbol ® can be used and 10 years validity will be given for the registered trademark. Trademarks can be renewed on completing 10 years from the time of registration.
A trademark is filed for the services and goods which you deliver. Proposed trademarks should be distinct and unique to the already existing trademark. Trademarks which are non-distinctive, generic, similar to an existing trademark, and/or contain special emblems or are deceptive, cannot get registered.
The Trademark which is registered is deemed valid for 10 years and can be renewed for a further term by filing a trademark renewal application. Only owners are authorized to take any action or sue in case of damage for infringement. Trademark Protection will not be enforceable in case of non-registered Trademarks.
A Trademark renders your brand’s identity unique and deters competitors from infringements for similar products and services.
A registered trademark is obtained by Trademark Filing is considered intellectual property. It can be an intangible asset which can be sold, franchised and contracted commercially.
A registered Trademark imbibes trust and a sense of credibility among stakeholders and customers. It tells the importance of brand value to the customer.
Having a registered Trademark in India is the foundation for registering a Trademark in other countries. Foreign entities and nationals may also have Trademark Registration in India if required.
Our experts will help prepare your Trademark application, based on your business requirements.
On submission of the Trademark application with the registrar, you can start utilizing the ™ symbol.
The Government processing commences soon after the application of trademark gets filed with the Registrar. Our experts will provide trademark application updates via Email and or SMS.
The successful filing of an application does not guarantee the acceptance of the Trademark. Multiple factors will be considered for Trademark approval. We can offer the best advice and impart proper procedure and still not guarantee the issuing of a Trademark by the Registrar.
The Trademark will be advertised on the Trademark Journal. A Trademark Journal is an official gazette that notifies the concerned with the acceptance of the application. This serves an opportunity for the third parties to oppose the registration of the mark.
Trademark application requires many time-dependent responses from the applicant. It is important to track the status of the application regularly by providing several time-bound responses until it gets processed. Hence, it is important to have a regular check on the application until we receive confirmation of registration.
The trademark owner’s Identity proof such as Driver's License, Ration Card, Aadhar Card, Passport, Voter ID are necessary for filing the trademark application. In the case of a legal entity, then Partnership Deed or Certificate of Incorporation must be submitted.
If the Trademark logo contains one or more words, then a logo is not required. The logo should contain the exact words mentioned in the trademark application. In other circumstances, a logo must be submitted in black and white format (Mandatorily).
To authorize an attorney to file a trademark application on your account, you must provide a Form-48 with a Trademark Registrar. Submit a Trademark affirmation to claim if the trademark is used on the previous Trademark application.
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