Trademark Meaning: Trademark means a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product. A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises. Trademarks are protected by intellectual property rights (IPR) in India. They are used to identify and protect words and design elements that identify the source, owner, or developer of a product or service. They can be corporate logos, slogans, brands, or the brand name of a product.
Who issues Trademark Registration: The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trademarks, Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India issues the Trademark Registration. Presently we have four offices across India that are siturated at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Chennai.
Who can register Trademark: Trademark can be registered by an Individual, business enterprises such as Proprietorship Business, Partnership Firm, LLP, NGO and Company.
The trademark registration in India is online. If you’re looking to make your corporate logos, slogans, brands, or the brand name of a product registered, then CompaniesHouse is the team for you. Register your trademark for your corporate logos, slogans, brands, or the brand name of a product online with us today and you’ll be on your way to use (TM) under 24 hours.
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Our team of trademark registration experts will prepare the trademark search report against your logo, word, name, slogan, brand, or the brand name of a product and provide the status report whether that particular logo, word, name, slogan, brand, or the brand name of a product is available for trademark registration or not. If it is available, you can share us the necessary documents required for online application of trademark.
Once you provide the documents and your logo, word, name, slogan, brand, or the brand name of a product, our team will file with the ipindia.gov.in portal and pay the requisite fee.
Once we upload and pay the trademark registration challan amount to ipindia.gov.in, the Registrar of Trademarks will examinie the trademark application and if no resemblance is found, he approves the application and issues you the certificate of trademark registration. The certificate of registration will be sent it throuh email. Then, you can start using (TM) on your logo, word, name, slogan, brand, or the brand name of a product.
Even though unregistered trademarks that are used in connection with the sale of goods or services may have some legal protection, the burden of proof is much higher should someone copy or infringe upon your creation. Having a registered trademark on hand gives the business owner additional protections, including presumed ownership, and diminishes the burden of proof. Once you have your registered trademark, your trademark could also provide the right to legal action against anyone that infringes upon it.
By registering the trademark, you ensure that your trademark is not similar to any other registered trademarks. If you accidentally infringe upon someone else’s name or trademark, you could be sued by the registered trademark owner and may have to pay legal fees and fines as well as give up all profits obtained under the unregistered mark.
You could also be forced to pay damages to the owner of the registered mark. If you then have to rename your company or create a new logo, you will lose even more money to new marketing materials. You could also possibly lose customers from the ensuing confusion over your product or identity.
Registering the trademark ensures that other companies will not have a similar trademark, and gives your company exclusive rights to operate and market under said trademark.
You can use the symbol, (R) after your trademark, which indicates your mark is legally registered, adding to the prestige of your company.
As an Official Trademark Registration Agent, we have built strong ties with the Registrar of Trademarks, Govt of India since our own formation. Since we began, our goal has been to provide a seamless trademark registration process that is quick and simple to use. Today, our trademark registration system is one of the most effective and efficient in India. In just over 1 hour you can submit your new trademark registration application, and often in just 1-2 months, your trademark will be fully registered. We also keep our trademark registration pricing competitive, while always exploring innovative ways to provide value to our customers. We are pleased to be one of the most affordable ways to register a trademark in India.
We have the expertise to advise which is the trademark available for registration without any objection. Most customers come to us for help registering their logo, word, name, slogan, brand, or the brand name of a product. Our team has well over 20-years of combined expertise registering trademarks and providing trademark search report services that help thousands of our clients protect their businesses each year.
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Our clients have access to free support from an expert team. We are always on standby to help. If you need assistance at any point before, during, and after the registration of your logo, word, name, slogan, brand, or the brand name of a product, you will be able to reach us by telephone or email.
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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:
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.
The applications can be submitted personally at the Front Office Counter of the respective office or can be sent by post. These can also be filed on line through the e-filing gateway available at the official website - ipindia.gov.in.
The following are the different types of trademarks that are registered in India.
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.)
Our team of experts conduct a market survey to ascertain if same/similar mark is used in market.
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.
Yes, you can apply for trademark registration on your own but it is advisable to go through a professional who is expertise in this subject to avoid trademark rejections.
Normally, it takes 1 to 2 months if everything is ok otherwise you need to go through examination reports, objections and oppositions and in that case it may take a year or two.