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Trademarks are a legal protection that allows the owner to use their name or logo on their products and services. Trademarks can also be used to stop others from using the same name or logo as they do.
The trademark registration process in India is relatively straightforward and can be completed within a few weeks. This article will provide you with an overview of the Indian trademark registration process and what you need to know about trademarks in India.
What is a Trademark?
A trademark is a word, phrase, logo, or other symbol that identifies and distinguishes the source of goods from others. A trademark can be used to protect a company’s brand from being copied by others. It can also be used to prevent consumers from being misled into buying products that are not what they seem. Trademarks are also called trademarks, trade names, brands, or industrial designs.
What are the Benefits of Registering a Trademark?
Registering a trademark is the first step to protecting your brand. It helps you to keep an eye on your competitor’s activities and prevents them from using your brand name.
Registering a trademark provides you with many benefits such as:
-It helps you to keep an eye on your competitor’s activities and prevents them from using your brand name.
-It can help you in getting the exclusive rights over the use of the mark, which can be used as a bargaining chip for negotiation purposes.
-It provides you with legal protection against infringement by others who may try to pass off their goods or services as being yours, or who may wish to use a similar mark for their own competing goods or services.
-A registered trademark also acts as a deterrent against potential
How to Apply for Trademark Registration in India?
There are three steps to apply for trademark registration in India.
1. Determine whether the mark is registrable
2. Apply for trademark registration
3. Apply for renewal of trademark registration
The first step is to determine whether the mark is registrable or not, which depends on its distinctiveness and similarity to other marks.
The second step is to apply for a trademark registration and make payments at the Trade Marks Registry in India.
The third step is to apply for renewal of your trademark registration with payment at the Trade Marks Registry within five years of the expiry date, otherwise it will lapse and become vulnerable to cancellation by any person who may have a right thereto under law or contract.
What Can You Register As a Trademark in India?
A trademark is a distinctive sign that identifies the goods and services of one party from those of others. It can be a word, phrase, logo, or design. A trademark can be registered with the help of an Indian trademark lawyer in India.
Trademarks are classified into different categories based on the goods and services they identify:
– Trademarks for goods include logos and taglines.
– Trademarks for services include slogans and jingles.
– Trademarks for both goods and services include domain names.
Trademark registration in India is governed by the Trade Marks Act 1999 (Act No. 22 of 1999). This Act defines what you can register as a trademark in India, including product names, business names, logos, taglines etc.
Cost of Trademark Registration in India
The price of trademark registration in India varies depending on the trademark, the type of trademark and the class.
Trademark registration is a process of protecting your intellectual property, which is your brand name. A registered trademark provides you with an exclusive right to use that particular mark for the goods or services covered by it in a certain area (region).
Documents Required for Trademark Registration
Initially, you have to provide us with the following details:
- Applicant’s name
- Business type
- Business objectives
- Brand/logo/slogan name
- Registration address
The documents required are:
- Signed Form-48
- Identification proof of the signatory
- Address proof of the signatory
- Business proof (depends on the type of business)
- Udyog Aadhar/MSME registration certificate (optional)