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Trademark Registration in India

A trademark can be a word, name, label, color combination, or numbers that are used by businesses to differentiate their goods or services from other same goods or services made in different businesses. For Nestle and Cadbury both are chocolates but have different marks.

Trademarks in India are classified by the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. Trademarks are registered under the Trademark Act, 1999, and give the trademark owner the authority to sue for losses when infringements of trademarks happen. Registered trademarks are intellectual property for business, they are used to safeguard the company’s investment in the brand or symbol. Trademarks are necessary to get registrable if it is unique for the products and services you give. The maximum of the businesses usually looks for registration of the logo or name only. If you have come up with a unique idea or logo, then the only alternative to save it as your own unique identity is to patent it. A registered trademark is your business’s intellectual property or intangible asset. It serves as a protecting cover of the company’s investment made in the logo or brand.

Once a trademark registration process is done, the R symbol can be used and the registration will become valid for 10 years. After 10 years the trademark can be renewed, you just have to apply for a trademark renewal application before the expiry date of your trademark.

TrademarkCart offers registration in various countries like the USA, Dubai, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK and many more. We offer a quality of trademark services like trademark filing, trademark search, trademark renewal, and patent registration, etc.

What Can Be Trademarked?

Who can apply for trademark registration

 

The person who can apply for trademark registration are :

Procedure For Trademark Registration

Advantages of Trademark Registration

  • Global Filling of Trademark: A trademark that is registered and filed in India is allowed to be filed in other countries. Besides, foreigners can also get a trademark registered and filed in India.

  • Legal Protection: A registered trademark owner has the legal right in case of violation i.e you dispute that your trademark is repeated by someone else, you sue them for copying your logo, brand, name, or slogan.

  • Protection from Infringement: Filing a trademark secures the trademarked object is not used without permission by any other company or Individual. But, if the trademark is used by a 3rd-party without the approval of the owner of the trademark, the owner can claim legal protection upon the act and even sue the person or the company who made the wrong usage of the trademark.

  • Exclusive rights: The owner of a registered trademark will be capable to have exclusive rights over the trademark. The same trademark can be practiced by the owner for all the products that fall under the same classes. Having the sole rights on the product or services also allows the owner to stop any kind of illegal use of the trademarked thing.

  • Differentiating products: Trademarking helps the consumers to find out about the products quickly. They can distinguish among the different kinds of products as the products tend to build an identity for themselves.

  • Promotes Goods and Services: Registering a trademark establishes the face of the company or the goods and services. This helps to distinguish and promote brand creation. Most of the companies get their status by trademark so it meets a significant role in promoting and enhances the brand value.

Documents Required

Validity time of Trademark Registration

Once a trademark application is registered, the applicant can start applying the TM symbol on products or services. All registered trademarks are valid for 10 years from the date of registration.

When the registered trademark validity times about to get expired apply for its renewal and get your time extended.

An expired trademark can be renewed by Form TM-13 (Restoration & Renewal) after 6 months and within 1year from the expiration of the last registration of the trademark.

At the end of the validity of a trademark, a trademark can be renewed simply by giving the Government fee for registration within 6 months by Form TM-12 Renewal of Registration from the date of expiry of the trademark.

Trademark Search

Trademark search must be fulfilled before filing a trademark application to find possible conflicts with existing trademark applications or registered trademarks. You can do a trademark search by giving the wordmark and the class under which the search is to be done. Trademark application is created under 45 different classes as per the NICE classification for trademark. All of the trademark class represents a different set of goods and services. In case you need to find the trademark class for a good or service, you can use our trademark class finder tool. We provide an easy way to complete a trademark search through this online tool.

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Trademark Class

The Trademark Registry has listed goods and services under 45 classes. Your application must specify the classes of the goods/services. The trademark will be registered under those classes only.

  • Class 1-Chemical, unprocessed plastics, chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs

  • Class 2-Paints, varnishes, preservatives over rust, colorants, and metals in foil and powder form

  • Class 3-Bleaching preparations, substances for laundry use, cleaning, polishing, soaps, perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, and hair creams

  • Class 4-Industrial oils, greases, lubricants, binding compositions, fuels, and candles

  • Class 5 –Pharmaceutical, veterinary preparations, sanitary preparations, dietetic substances, and herbicides

  • Class 6– Metals alloys, metal building elements, small items of metal hardware, pipes and tubes of metal

  • Class 7-Machines tools, agricultural implements, and incubators for eggs

  • Class 8-Cutlery, sidearm and razors

  • Class 9-Scientific equipment, electric equipment, photographic equipment, measuring equipment, data processing equipment, and computers items

  • Class 10- Surgical equipment, artificial limbs, orthopaedic items, and stitching materials

  • Class 11– Equipment for lighting, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying ventilating, and water supply

  • Class 12-Vehicles and equipment for locomotion by land, air or water

  • Class 13-Firearms, ammunition, projectiles, explosives and fireworks

  • Class 14-Precious metals, jewellery, precious stones, and chronometric instruments

  • Class 15– Instruments for music

  • Class 16-Paper, cardboard, printed matter, stationery, brushes, typewriters, office necessities, and plastic materials for packaging

  • Class 17-Rubber, asbestos, mica, plastics, packing of insulating materials and flexible pipes

  • Class 18-Leather, trunks and traveling bags, umbrellas and walking sticks

  • Class 19-Building materials and non-metallic rigid pipes for building

  • Class 20- Furniture, mirrors, picture frames, cork, shell, and amber

  • Class 21- Kitchen utensils, containers, combs, sponges, semi-worked glass, and glassware

  • Class 22-Ropes, string, nets, tents, tarpaulins, bags, padding, and raw fibrous textile materials

  • Class 23-Yarns and threads

  • Class 24-Textiles, textile goods, bed and table covers.

  • Class 25-Clothing and footwear

  • Class 26- Laces, embroidery, ribbons, and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers

  • Class 27-Carpets, rugs, mats a, linoleum and wall hangings

  • Class 28-Games, playthings, gymnastic and sporting and decorations for Christmas trees

  • Class 29-Meat, fish, poultry, meat essences, cooked fruits and vegetables, jams, fruit sauces, milk, and milk products or edible oils and fats

  • Class 30-Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, bread, pastry, confectionery, ices, honey, salt, mustard, vinegar, and spices

  • Class 31– Grains, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, seeds, natural plants, and flowers

  • Class 32-Beers, mineral water, aerated waters, fruit drinks, fruit juices, and fruit syrups

  • Class 33: Only Alcoholic beverages except for beer

  • Class 34-Tobacco and smokers’ articles

  • Class 35-Advertising, business management and administration, and office gatherings.

  • Class 36-Insurance, financial affairs, and real estate affairs.

  • Class 37-Building construction, repair, and installation services.

  • Class 38-Telecommunications.

  • Class 39- Transport, packaging, storage of goods and travel arrangement.

  • Class 40- Material Treatments

  • Class 41-Educating, giving of training, entertainment, sporting, and cultural activities.

  • Class 42-Scientific services, design services, technical services, industrial analysis services, and research services and development of computer hardware or software.

  • Class 43-Services for giving food and drink

  • Class 44 –Medical services, hygienic and beauty care, agriculture, horticulture, and forestry services.

  • Class 45-Legal services, security services, personal and social services.

Trademark Renewal

For applying for trademark registration won’t work for the long-term. The trademark continues to be valid for 10 years after that you need to file for Trademark Renewal. The renewal application form must be made and filed before the deadline to have the seamless security of the trademark without any risks of litigation. So, the suggested applying for registration 6 months before expiration.

The application of renewal is done in form TM-12, executed by either the certified owner of the trademark or an agent approved by him. You need to take the help of an expert to register for the renewal of a trademark application to ensure that the mark is well protected. This is because you may require to expand the scope of protection. After all, if your brand has lasted 10 years, it’s possible that it will have discontinued the classes you had 1st registered it under.

Filing a trademark renewal application extends protection by another 10 years. The trademark registrations are relevant for another 10 years and renewed again before expiry.

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