Trademark Application

Trademark Application

Trademark Application

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What is Trademark?

"Trademark" means a mark capable of being represented graphically and which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one person from those of others and may include a word, phrase, symbol or design, or combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs.

Why is it Important to Have a Trademark ?

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Trademarks are also used as a way of protecting consumers. To maintain a good reputation, will often work harder to provide quality services and products. Trademarks provide protection for both businesses and consumers, making them an important part of running a successful company.

Advantages of Trademark
Trademark benefit both businesses and consumers. Trademark allow businesses to build an identity and reputation with customers, and thereby grow or expand their business. They allow consumers to take an informed buying decision by searching out the familiar brand names and avoid bad buying experiences by avoiding the brands they didn't like.

What are the Types of Trademark?
There are three types of trademark i.e word mark, distinguish mark, design mark. A trademark can be a word, a symbol, a logo or a slogan that is distinctive of your goods and services.

Individual Applicant
₹ 6500
  • Package Includes
  • Application Filing
  • Includes Govt Fees
Other Applicants
₹ 11000
  • Package Includes
  • Application Filing
  • Includes Govt Fees
Manual Application
₹ 17700
  • Package Includes
  • Application Filing
  • Includes Govt Fees

Documents Required for Trademark Application

  • Pan Card of Applicant and Authorized Signatory
  • TM 48 Power of Attorney
  • Logo if any in JPG format
  • List of goods or services for which registration is required

Process Involved

Step 1

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Documentation

Step 2

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Trademark Search

Step 3

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Application

Step 4

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Client Confirmation

Step 5

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Submission of Application

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Certificate

FAQ'S
  • What is a trade mark?
  • 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. The legal requirements to register a trademark under the Act are: · The selected mark should be capable of being represented graphically (that is in the paper form). · It should be capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of others. · It should be used or proposed to be used mark
  • What is the function of a trade mark?
  • Under modern business condition a trademark performs four functions 1. It identifies the goods / or services and its origin. 2. It guarantees its unchanged quality 3. It advertises the goods/services 4. It creates an image for the goods/ services.
  • How to apply for a trade mark in respect of particular goods or services?
  • It is provided under the Trade Marks Act,1999 that goods and services are classified according to the International Classification of goods and services. Currently schedule IV of the Act provides a summary of list of such goods and services falling in different classes which is merely indicative. The Registrar is the final authority in the determination of the class in which particular goods or services fall. The Schedule IV of the Act is annexed at the end of this questionnaire on trade marks. For detailed description of other goods and services please refer to the International Classification published by WIPO or contact the local office for assistance.
  • What purpose the trade mark system serves ?
  • It identifies the actual physical origin of goods and services. The brand itself is the seal of authenticity. Ø It guarantees the identity of the origin of goods and services. Ø It stimulates further purchase. Ø It serves as a badge of loyalty and affiliation. Ø It may enable consumer to make a life style or fashion statement.
  • What are the benefits of registering a trade mark?
  • The registration of a trademark confers upon the owner the exclusive right to the use the trademark in relation to the goods or services in respect of which the mark is registered and to indicate so by using the symbol (R), and seek the relief of infringement in appropriate courts in the country. The exclusive right is however subject to any conditions entered on the register such as limitation of area of use etc. Also, where two or more persons have registered identical or nearly similar marks due to special circumstances, such exclusive right does not operate against each other.
  • What does the Register of trade mark contain ?
  • The register of trade mark currently maintained in electronic form contains interalia the trade mark the class and goods/ services in respect of which it is registered including particulars affecting the scope of registration of rights conferred; the address of the proprietors; particulars of trade or other description of the proprietor; the convention application date (if applicable); where a trade mark has been registered with the consent of proprietor of an earlier mark or earlier rights, that fact.
  • How to select a good trademark?
  • If it is a word it should be easy to speak, spell and remember. The best trademarks are invented words or coined words or unique geometrical designs. Please avoid selection of a geographical name, common personal name or surname. No one can have monopoly right on it. Avoid adopting laudatory word or words that describe the quality of goods (such as best, perfect, super etc.) It is advisable to conduct a market survey to ascertain if same/similar mark is used in market.
  • Who can apply for a trademark and how ?
  • Any person, claiming to be the proprietor of a trademark used or proposed to be used by him, may apply in writing in prescribed manner for registration. The application should contain the trademark, the goods/services, name and address of applicant and agent (if any) with power of attorney, the period of use of the mark. The application should be in English or Hindi. It should be filed at the appropriate office.
  • What are different types of trademarks that may be registered in India?
  • Any name (including personal or surname of the applicant or predecessor in business or the signature of the person), which is not unusual for trade to adopt as a mark. - An invented word or any arbitrary dictionary word or words, not being directly descriptive of the character or quality of the goods/service. - Letters or numerals or any combination thereof. - The right to proprietorship of a trademark may be acquired by either registration under the Act or by use in relation to particular goods or service. - Devices, including fancy devices or symbols - Monograms - Combination of colors or even a single color in combination with a word or device - S
  • What are the formalities and government fees for major trademark transactions ?
  • For filing new applications there are prescribed forms depending on the nature of application such as Form TM-1, TM-2, TM-3, TM-8, TM-51 etc. Fees: Rs.4000/- · To file a Notice of Opposition to oppose an application published in the Trade Marks Journal (FormTM-5). Fees: Rs. 2,500/- for each class covered · For Renewal of a Regd. trademark (Form TM-12 ). Fees: Rs.5,000/- · Surcharge for belated renewal (Form TM-10).Fees: Rs. 3,000/- · Restoration of removed mark (Form TM-13) Fees: 5,000/- · Application for rectification of a registered trademark (Form TM-26) Fees: Rs. 3,000/- · Legal Certificate (Form TM-46) (Providing details of en
  • What are the sources of trademark laws?
  • (1) The national statues i.e., the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and rules made thereunder . (2) International multilateral convention. (3) National bilateral treaty. (4) Regional treaty. (5) Decision of the courts. (6) Office practice reduced in Manuals and guidelines and rulings of the Courts (7) Decision of Intellectual Property Appellate Board. (8) Text books written by academician and professional experts.
  • What can be trademarked?
  • Name: A name including personal or surname of the applicant or predecessor in business or the signature of the person e.g, the name Dhirubai Ambani can be trademarked 2. Word: A word which is not being directly descriptive of the character or quality of the goods / service. For example Google is a word which has been trademarked 3. Numbers: Alphanumeric or Letters or numerals or any combination thereof. For example 555 brand 4. Image: Image, symbol, monograms, 3-dimensional shapes, letters etc. For example the tick in Nike logo 5. Sound: Sound marks in audio format. For ex the sound in the ad jingle
  • What is term or Duration of a Trademark in India?
  • The term of registration of trademark is 10 (Ten) years, and can be renewed for next 10 year. An application for renewal of a trademark can be filed within six months from the date of expiry of the registration of trademark.
  • Can any correction be made in the application or register?
  • Yes. But the basic principle is that the trademark applied for should not be substantially altered affecting its identity. Subject to this changes are permissible according to rules detailed in the subordinate legislation.
  • Can a registered trademark be removed from the register?
  • Yes. It can be removed on application to the Registrar on prescribed form on the ground that the mark is wrongly remaining on the register. The Registrar also can suo moto issue Notice for removal of a registered trademark?
  • Who can use 'TM' and ® symbols and when?
  • Generally, one who has filed an application (pending registration) can use the TM (trademark) designation with the mark to alert the public of his/her exclusive claim. The claim may or may not be valid. The registration symbol, ®, shall only be used when the mark is registered.
  • What is the difference between a ``registered`` and an ``unregistered`` trademark?
  • A registered trademark has been approved and entered on the Trademark Register held by the Trademarks Office. Registration is proof of ownership. An unregistered trademark may also be recognized through Common Law as the property of the owner, depending on the circumstances. For a more detailed description read Trademarks explained.
  • Why hire a trademark agent?
  • Trademark registration can be a complex process; an experienced agent can save you time and money by avoiding pitfalls such as poorly prepared applications and improper research. However, the prime reason for hiring an experienced Agent is his ability to address concerns of the Trade Marks office. If you fail to respond correctly, your application will likely fail. For a more detailed description read Trademarks explained.