Types of Trademarks Registered in the USA

The USPTO accepts applications for different types of trademarks, including traditional marks, non-traditional marks, and non-visual marks along with collective and certification marks. Types of Trademarks Following are the different types of trademarks accepted in the USA Trademark Registration Application Form: 1. Word Marks ("Standard Character" Drawings) While applying for word marks, all letters and words in the mark are to be depicted in Latin and all numbers in the mark are to be depicted in either Roman or Arabic numerals. The mark should only have common punctuation or distinguishable [...]

By | 2018-07-02T05:32:23+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Trademark|

Trademark Registration in USA

Intellectual Property (IP) has become the vital part of today’s business world. IP refers to creations such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, symbols, names, images, devices, etc. being used in commerce. Intellectual Property is generally being protected in law by patents, copyrights, and trademarks which help its owner to earn recognition or financial benefits from what they invent or create.  By compelling the right balance between the interests of the innovators and the communal interest, the IP system aims at fostering such an environment where creativity and innovation [...]

By | 2018-07-02T04:23:04+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Trademark|

About Indian Trademark Application Status

After filing a trademark application in India, it generally takes at least 13 months to get a trademark registered at the Indian Trademark Registry. In this fitful period, the application goes through multiple stages and the trademark application status can be checked online. Related: What all to do after completing Trademark Registration? Every time the status is updated against the application number, it reflects the stage of application is. it is very important to have the complete knowledge of all the stages that are shown in the trademark application status. This blog [...]

By | 2018-06-26T08:17:43+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Trademark|

Process of Trademark Renewal in India

The Trademark Law in India has gone through a considerable makeover with the Trademark Rules of 2017 and is a remarkable and progressive phase for trademark registration in the country. It is very evident that there has been a massive increase in Trademark Registrations over the last decade and India is emerging as one of the most preferred destinations for commercial projects. Trademark Registration in India is monitored by the Trademark Act, 1999. In India, a registered trademark is valid for a span of 10 years after which the trademark renewal [...]

By | 2018-06-23T07:40:30+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Trademark|

Trademark Search and Trademark Classification

Trademark Search It is mandatory to complete a Trademark Search in trademark classification before filing an application for the Trademark in order to identify potential conflicts with the existing registered trademark applications. The trademark search can also be conducted by just providing the wordmark and the class under which the search needs to be conducted. Related: Exclusionary Rights of a Registered Trademark Owner Trademark Classification Trademark Applications are registered under 45 classes in compliance with the NICE Trademark Classification. Each class represents a distinct set of goods and services. Out of [...]

By | 2018-06-22T12:22:13+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Trademark|

Salient Features of Indian Trademark Registration Rule, 2017

New Trademark Rules came into existence with effect from 6 March 2017 to streamline and simplify the entire process for Indian Trademark registration. This would in turn help to accelerate the process of trademark registration in India and make it hassle-free at the same time. Related: Trademark Registration in India The new rules introduced by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has replaced the old rules that were implemented since 2002. The just-out laws are in a way to promote digitization of the entire process through e-filling and addition [...]

By | 2018-07-02T10:28:39+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Trademark|

Exclusionary Rights of a Registered Trademark Owner

Getting a trademark registered is a costly and a time taking process.  However, once after attaining the registration the owner of the registered trademark is vested with multiple valuable rights over an unregistered trademark owner. These rights usually exist till the validity of the trademark which is usually 10 years in majority countries and can be extended by getting it renewed. Alongside the owner of an unregistered trademark is also granted with some basic rights under the common law. One such right that is discussed on both, unregistered, as well as [...]

By | 2018-06-21T11:28:46+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Trademark|

Trademark Registration in India

Intellectual Property (IP) has become the vital part of today's business world. IP refers to creations such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, symbols, names, images, devices, etc. being used in commerce. Intellectual Property is generally being protected in law by patents, copyrights, and trademarks which help its owner to earn recognition or financial benefits from what they invent or create.  By compelling the right balance between the interests of the innovators and the communal interest, the IP system aims at fostering such an environment where creativity and innovation [...]

By | 2018-06-29T08:30:09+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Trademark|

Schedule of the Process for Trademark Registration

A visual symbol like a word, phrase, signature, name, device, logo, symbol, numerals, packaging of goods/services, a combination of colors, motion marks, holograms, etc., used by the owner of the trademark for goods or services or other items of commerce in order to distinguish it from other similar goods or services originating from different businesses. Trademark registration is also used to distinguish the owners' products or services from those of its competitors. In simple words, a trademark is a brand or logo which represents a particular business. Related: 7 basic Things [...]

By | 2018-06-15T04:51:57+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Trademark|

Classes of Trademark

When you visit 'McDonalds' or 'Starbucks' you must have noticed a particular symbol/logo that they use or a tagline like "I'm loving' it " by McDonald or the half-bitten apple of company 'Apple' are few examples of famous trademarks. Classes of Trademark goods and services list is essential and is long enough. There are total 45 Classes of Trademark. List of the Classes of Trademark goods and services is mentioned below. Classes of Trademark Goods Class 1. Any kind of Chemicals that are used in Industries, science or photography, even [...]

By | 2018-06-14T13:35:08+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Trademark|