About TRADEMARK REGISTRATION
Why should I register my business trademark?
It is universally accepted that a unique brand logo is the most valuable asset of any business since customers can swiftly recognize your product or services among your competitor’s products serving in a similar domain. It has become very important to protect …. Rest is good. Next correction is from ‘So it is fully worth to trademark your logo’…. Rest is good.
Documents Required For Registration
COMPLETE LIST OF DOCUMENT REQUIRED
Import Export Code
What is trademark?
A trademark is typically a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image or a combination of these elements by which your buyer personas can easily recognize your brand in the market.
What is a trademark class?
The Trademark Registry has characterized products and services under 45 different classes. You may protect your trademark under any one or all 45 classes
What is the validity of trademark?
It is initially valid for first 10 years. After that trademark owner requires to get it renewed for every 5 years
How can I run a trademark search?
You can carry your own search to find out existing logo trademark resembling with your own brand logo before applying trademark application
Who can apply for a trademark?
Any person or business claiming to be an owner of Any Name, Word, Numbers, Image or Sound can apply for a trademark including:
Can I file trademark on my own name?
Yes, you can file trademark on your own name, In fact by applying on your individual name the government fees is reduced to ₹ 4500/- from ₹ 9000/-
When can I use the TM symbol?
Once the application is applied to IPR department, an acknowledgment number is assigned for your application by the department accordingly, you may use a TM symbol with your brand logo.
When can I use TM symbol with my logo?
You can use TM symbol with your logo when trademark is allotted to you by IPR department.
Why trademark applications are commonly objected?
If your trademark is similar to any other existing business brand, contains geographical names or common words or if it is likely to cause any confusion with any existing trademark it would be objected. So you can’t register the word ‘car’ for a car brand but may do so for a brand of electronics.
Do I need to physically present for the process?
No, You don’t need to be physically present for the process, OneCall Global is an online catering platform all you need is internet connection in your phone/computer and the required documents with you and we can get the job done no matters even if you are present at remotest location of the India
What needs to be taken care of before trademarks registration?
Trademarks that are identical or duplicate to an already registered trademark cannot be registered. Moreover, those trademarks for which registration application has already been made, can’t be registered as well. Further, a trademark that is likely to cause plagiarism or is offensive may not be registered. Geographical names, common names, common trade words and common abbreviation are not acceptable to register a Trademark.
How long does it take for the trademark to get registered?
The process of trademark registration takes around 5 days for applying application professionally.
Which documents required for trademark registration?
Following documents are required to get trademark registration:
Nature of Business
Identity Proof of applicant
Will the trademark be valid outside India?
Trademark Registered under Trademark Act, 1999 will be valid only in India. For securing trademark globally you need to apply for International Trademark with WIPO
In whose name the trademark can be filed - own or company name?
A trademark can be filed in either the name of the individual or the company.
What is the guarantee of approval of the trademark?
There is no guarantee of trademark registration. Trademark Registration is sole discretion power of trademark authority. Although if the trademark is unique, it is pretty sure that it will be approved and granted by the government to the applicant.
What if my Trademark application is objected after filing?
In case of any Trademark get objection, Authority shall give you an opportunity of being heard. Accordingly, you need to file well drafted legal reply to defend the objection raised.