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Trademark is a sign, logo, or name to distinguish the goods or services of one person from the others. All the trademarks related to goods and services are registered under Trade Marks Act, 1999. After the trademark registration, the trademark is valid for 10 years and can be renewed every 10 years. A payment fee needs to be paid for the renewal of the trademark.

Legaltaxpert will help you with the following:
  • Preliminary searching of the existing trademark, so the applicants are not rejected on the grounds of plagiarism.
  • A trademark application should be filed to enable the legal rights of the owner of the trademark. Simultaneously, examination of the application is done by the Trade Mark Registry (TMR).
  • Response to the opposition raised on the registration of a trademark by the trademark office or another party. Never avoid the responses to Trademark Office (TO) actions and attend opposition hearings whenever required.
  • Publishing of the mark in the Trademark Journal. Hiring monitoring services to make sure that the mark is not copied or infringed by someone from the Journal.
  • We handle the trademark registration issues and offer you the best advice possible.
  • We prepare the renewal instruction letter for trademark renewal and forward the same to TMR for updating the records
  • Preparation of renewal instruction letter for trademark renewal and forwarding the same to TMR for updating docket records.
Who can apply for a trademark?
  • A person who is registered with the Intellectual Property India Online and wants to mark his/her product and services.
  • The owner intends to use the mark while filling the application.
  • After getting business registration, foreign proprietors can also apply for trademark registration.
  • In case the company is yet to be formed then anyone can apply for the registration on behalf of the company.
  • An application for registration can be filed in that TO in whose jurisdiction the principal place of business falls.

Types of Trademarks

  • Product mark is used to recognize the origin of products and to maintain the reputation of the business.
  • A service mark is quite similar to a product mark and used to represent the service. It can be filled under classes 35-45.
  • A shape mark is to maintain the authenticity of the product shape so that customers buy the product from a specific manufacturer.
  • Pattern marks are for the products that have to design patterns that come out as product identity.
  • Sound mark is for the sound that is associated with a product or any service by any particular supplier.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check to see if a name is trademarked?

Use website to search for registered trademarks. Go to the official website of the trademark and choose search and type the company name to check the availability.

Are trademarks public records?

Yes, trademark registrations and publications are public records. Individuals or private companies can use this public information to create third-party access to these records.

How long does it take to register a trademark?

Trademark registration is normal process. It takes around 1 week to obtain registration in the normal case without any objections. The trademark number will be allotted normally within 7 days of filling.