Trade Mark Registration :
Trade Mark Registraion
Trademark is very Important for any business or brand in India. Each any type of the business who’s want to secure their brand name and logo of the company, they have to must go for trademark registration in India. Trademark Registry gives the protection on the each brand name with the logo in their respective trademark class.
There are 45 Trademark classes where you can register your brand name in the type of the field which is related to your business or where you want to protect the brand or trade name. Remember if you want to protect your design or idea or product or service then you can go with Patent Registration.
Why Brand Name or Trademark Registration is Necessary ?
There are the lot of the benefits and reason to register your brand name with the logo as trademark in India which are following :-
- Secure your brand or company name so anyone (competitors) can’nt use the similar brand name.
- Give protection on the brand name so other companies can’nt use your brand name without your permission.
- Its helps you to protect your existing customer by showing fake similar brand name.
- If you are internet based startup then its gives you protection on the Domain Name like www.xyz.com etc.
- If you are selling the products on the e commerce website such as flipkart or amazon or paytm etc then its gives you different identity between other sellers.
- Its help you to register a private limited company with the same brand name.
Trademark Registration Process
Trademark Registration Process is Now Online in India. so you have not required to visit any trade mark registry office. You have to just file the Online application with the help of Registered Trademark attorney with government of India.
Following are Process to Register a Online Trademark Registration :-
Initial Registration Process for Trademark Registration in India –
a) Prepare basic documents and brand logo regarding the Trademark Registration.
b) File the TM Application Form with Government Fee & attached your representative trademark lawyer digital signature.
c) Pay the Government fee via debit card or net banking.
d) Get the final acknowledgement receipt and use “TM” before your brand name.
Examination Report –
Now after the 3-12 months of the filing of the application, Trademark registry department examination the trade name & logo in accordance with the provision of trademark act. then if an object is raised then a objection report has been issued by the department and provide a time for the reply on the objection with the evidence of the documents.
Trademark Publication –
after the reply to the above objection report, trademark registry is satisfied with the reply then go ahead for the trademark publication and advertised the brand name in trademark journal of India.
Now if your some other person or company have a objection on that trademark then he can file a objection again from the 4 months after the trademark publication with the documents.
Final Trademark Registration Certificate –
if no one file the opposition again the respective trademark then authority issued a final Trademark Registration Certification which is valid for the 10 years from the date of the filings.
Documents requried for Trademark Registration
a) Pan Card Copy of the Personal | Company or Firm Name.
b) Address Proof like Aadhar Card Copy or Voter id or Passport etc.
c) Trademark Authority Letter (Format provided by trademark attorney during registration)
d) any registration certification if have on company or firm name.