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A distinctive emblem, called a logo, is used to differentiate one's products or services from other identical goods or services originating from another company. This can be in the nature of a figure, a term, a sign, etc. It is an intangible commodity used to secure the company's interest in a name or emblem. A trademark may only be licensed because it is unique with the products and services you offer. Trademarks can often not be licensed if they are false, insulting, include specifically covered emblems, etc. Trademark shall give the holders of the trademark the ability to claim for damage in the case of misuse of trademarks. Trademarks are registered in accordance with the Trademark Act, 1999 with the General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
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An application for a trademark must be submitted in the specified form TM-1 including a government charge as per requirement. Our legal charge for filing a trademark is Rs. 7000/-Only for all India filing.
The brand term, or the symbol, or the emblem is attached to the commodity to make it distinct from the others, is considered a product trademark.
The brands utilized by the business company, such as the television service, distribution store, consultancy, IT outsourcing firm, etc., are considered brand brands that are intended to distinguish the companies.
Trademarks licensed on behalf of individuals, societies or other organisations for the benefit of representatives of the party in their promotional operations shall be considered joint trademarks.
What can be registered as a trademark?
A trademark is a visual symbol used to distinguish one’s goods & services from others. It may be a word, a letter, a mark, etc.
What benefits areof registered as a trademark?
The proof that you have taken the first step towards that particular good/service is provided by a trademark.
Exclusive right to use
In case any other person makes unauthorized use of the brand name, then he will be liable for infringement of the trademark.
Single Trademark for Multipurpose
A single application for a trademark is sufficient to protect more than one type of goods &/or services.
Trust or Goodwill
Registered trademarks can be used to create a sense of trust, goodwill and quality in the minds of your customer that is unique to your business. Registered trademarks reflect to the customers that you are conscious about your brand.
Global Trademark Registration
If required, a trademark registered in India can act as the basis for trademark registration in other countries and vice-versa. Foreigners and Foreign entities can also register a trademark in India, if required.
Creation of Asset
Trademarks provide protection to a particular group of goods & services thus acting as an asset for the trademark holder. Further, Registered trademark is a right that can be sold, franchised or commercially contracted.
Customer Trust Creation
A sense of trust is created in the customer’s minds when they see the “R” or the “TM” symbols on their products.
Can be Renewed Indefinitely
Subject to renewals at specified intervals of time, we can use trademarks for an indefinite period of time.
Can a single trademark be used for services belongs to different classes?
Trademark registrations are distinctive to the goods or services it represents. The trademark registration will therefore be valid for the entire class of goods or service it represents.
The fees for filling in each class will increase every time just like you have filed a single application for one trademark.
What are the Process of trademark registration in India?
We will Search for Trademark Availability & if the search results are positive, our Trademark Expert will prepare the trademark application for your business based on your requirements and information in Form TM – 1, it will take around 5-7 days to apply for trademark registration on Rajput Jain & Associates.
We will prepare your application within 2 - 3 working days based on the information provided & get it signed by you. We will also file it with the Trademark Registrar electronically or manually. You can start using the TM symbol once the application is filed with the Registrar.
The Government processing will start after submission of trademark application. Trademark registration takes around 1 - 2 years, once approved you can start using the R symbol.The Registrar may issue the certificate of Registration, if he has no objection within 4 months
What is a trademark class?
The Trademark Registry has a list of 45 Classes under which all types of goods and services are to be standardized. The trademark application must mention the type of goods or services the trademark will represent under one or more of the classes.
Will Trademark registered in India valid in all over the world?
No Trademark registered in India is valid for and to be used in India only. However, some countries use the trademark registration in India as a basis for registering the trademark in their country.
Can a foreigner or a foreign entity apply for trademark registration in India?
Yes, a foreign person or a foreign entity can apply for trademark registration in India.
Who can apply for trademark registration?
Any person claiming to be the owner of the trademark used or proposed to be used can apply for trademark registration. The person can be an individual, company, NGO, etc.,
What are the documents required for trademark registration?
A copy of the trademark to be registered along with the 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 in addition to the above mentioned documents.
How long and when can I use the TM mark?
The TM mark can be used along with the trademark once the trademark application is filed with the Government of India.
When can ® be used?
The ® mark can be used only when the application gets approved by the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks and trademark registration is provided, which generallytakes 8 months to 2 Years.
How long is the trademark registration valid for?
The registered trademark is valid for 10 years from date of filing. The trademark owner can file for renewal of the registration to keep the registered trademarkupdated, only prior to the end of the validity.
How can a registered trademark be protected?
Either a legal suit can be filed in a District Court where infringement has occurredor arbitration proceedings or other legal measures can be initiated to stop the trademark infringement.
What trademarks are NOT register able?
Any trademark, which is identical, offensive or deceptively similar to an existing registered trademark or trademark for which application for registration has been made, won’t be registered. Also trademark that would likely cause deception or confusion or is offensive may not be registered. Geographical names, common names, common trade words and common abbreviation can also not be registered as a trademark.
Can I sell or transfer a registered trademark?
A registered trademark can be sold, transferred, gifted, franchised, etc., because trademark registration gives the ownership rights over the trademark to the owner. Any person wishing to use the trademark must obtain the registered trademark owner’s consent.
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