Trademark is an intangible asset and intellectual property of a business which protects the investment of the company in its brand. Trademark is a symbol which may be a word, name, number, phrase, symbol, shape, or a combination of colours, or a combination of any of these used to identify particular goods or services and to distinguish them from other similar goods or services. When a Company or an individual identifies a product, symbol, or mark and intends to safeguard the same from being copied or misused, then the trademark registration or brand registration is required.
Trademark registration provides the owner with a right to file a suit for infringement of such intellectual rights. It builds trust and goodwill and also ensures a separate Identification in the market. After submitting the trademark registration application, the symbol “TM” can be used along with the logo, whereas after the logo is registered, the symbol “R” can be used with the logo (registered) to convey registration of the trademark. A registered trademark is valid for ten years and can be renewed further for 10 Years.
Proposed trademarks that are identical to an existing registered trademark cannot be registered. Also, trademark registration cannot be accepted if it is offensive, generic, deceptive, not distinctive, contains specially protected emblems, geographical names, common trade words, and common abbreviation.
Trademark is a legal protection given to the company to prevent infringement on the company's intellectual property. It prevents the product, mark, or symbol that is trademarked from being misused. Trademark registration ensures that a company has legal recourse in case of any infringement.
When a company has a registered trademark, then it becomes easy for them to do business because they build a sense of trust and loyalty for their customers. This would eventually drive better business opportunities for the company.
A trademark is a unique name or symbol that creates a distinct image of the business in the minds of the customers. This creates a sense of trust, brand recall, brand awareness and loyalty. This eventually leads to better goodwill of the company.
With trademark registration, the company can have its own unique identity different from anyone in the market. This enables your business to stand out from the rest.
Prepare the mark and choose the correct class and subclass of the trademark.
Once applied for a trademark, "TM" can be used with the logo.
Objections or additional information received needs to be reverted.
It takes a minimum of 6 months to get the trademark registration if no objection or opposition is raised during the registration process. Once, the trademark registration is done, "R" can be used.
Trademark is a symbol which may be a word, name, device, label, numerals or combination of colours used to identify certain goods or services and distinguish it from other similar goods or services originating from a different undertaking.
Trademark registration helps to:
Any person who claims to have created a unique invention can apply for registration of a trademark for such an invention.
Prescribed forms are available for filing new applications depending on the nature of the application. The government fees for individual, sole proprietors, and small enterprise is Rs 4,500, and for all others, it is Rs 9,000.
Yes, trademark registered id is required to be renewed in Form TM-R with a fee of Rs.9,000 irrespective of whether an individual or a company or any other business entity. One needs to renew the issued trademark after a period of ten years.
According to the Trademarks Act, 1999, the trademark registration application in India is restricted to the country only. It does not hold valid in other countries. If you want trademark registration in other countries, the Indian trademark registration can be used for application abroad.
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