Search & Classification
Filing the application
Certificate of Registration
The good and best ever trademarks are invented words or unique geographical designs. It is because the words are easy to spell and remember. Don’t use geographical names, person’s name, or surnames. Avoid praising words. Choosing the correct one is really tough, before the selection conduct a wide analysis to get the details of the previously used trademarks.
The representation of trademark is under two categories, goods and services. The trademark registry has a list of 45 classes under which all goods and services are represented. The trademark incorporation application may grant when we mention the class of goods and services.
No, trademark registered in India is valid only in India. Some of the countries use the trademark registration in India as a basis for registering the brand in their particular country.
The TM mark can be used once the application is filed with the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks.
The registered mark is valid for 10 years from the date of filing. After reaching the 10 year validity the owner can reapply for renewal of the mark for the protection.
The domain name is ok to set as a trademark but the full extension of URL is not applicable for it.
The collective Mark is used by an organization and its members as an identity.
The registered trademark search is mandatory to avoid duplication and rejection. The search can be done in the public search website.
The penalty of using an unregistered mark for the selling and of goods and services may lead imprisonment of 6 months to 3 years. As well as the fine amount may extent from Rs.50000 to Rs.200000.
The trademark registration includes lots of procedures, hearing and objections. To get the trademark application number it takes 7 working days of filing a trademark form.
No, trademark, copyright, and patent are different. Each of the service is used to safeguard the intellectual property rights. They are fundamentally different from each other and also used for the different purposes.
Copyright: Protects the artistic work or literary work.
Patent: It protects an invention
Trademark: Protects the brand name logo on goods and services.
Owner of the trademark, residential address, types of mark, details of the goods/services for which TM is in use, etc are the main documents needed for a trademark registration. Such information can be used in the Order form of TM.
Registering the trademark is a long term process, which depends on the merits of each stage. In some cases the phases of trademark registry is easy but in some extent it is really tough.
There is no qualification for trademark registration in India. Trademark can be registered by any person, even the foreigners also can register the trademark in India.
It describes goods or services and its source
It guarantees the quality level
Best for advertisement Creates a good image for them