Steps for Trademark Registration


“Steps for Trademark
Registration”

We offer trademark searches in India and advise on whether a particular mark can be adopted and used as well as the likelihood of being able to obtain a trademark registration. This is useful if you have not started using a mark yet, because a clearance search on the trademark that you propose to adopt and use will help you determine whether you can do so without infringing on someone else’s trademark rights. You don’t want to spend time and money building a brand only to find out it needs to change putting you in deep trouble.

As a first step, you can do your own knockout search by searching for the exact trademark you want to use by searching the trademark database.

Trademark Filing 

Once you have completed the initial trademark search, you can file an application for trademark registration with the Trademark Registrar. Just ensure that your application is supplemented with the following information in the prescribed form.

Logo or the Trademark

Name and address of the trademark owner

Classification or Trademark Class

Trademark used since date

Description of the goods or services

Trademark Application Allotment 

After you have filed the application, you will receive a trademark application allotment number. With the help of this number, you can easily track your application progress online. The application allotment number also permits you to affix the TM symbol to your logo.

Vienna Codification 

After you have filed the application, you will receive a trademark application allotment number. With the help of this number, you can easily track your application progress online. The application allotment number also permits you to affix the TM symbol to your logo.

Trademark Examination 

After you have filed the application, you will receive a trademark application allotment number. With the help of this number, you can easily track your application progress online. The application allotment number also permits you to affix the TM symbol to your logo.

Trademark Journal Publication 

Once all the formalities are completed, the proposed trademark is published in the Trademark Journal. The Trademark Journal is a weekly publication and includes all the trademarks accepted by the Trademark Registrar. It is open to public for raising any objection. There is a 90 days window for raising objection, if there is no objection then the trademark is registered within 12 weeks.

Trademark Registration and Renewal 

Once the trademark applicant receives the trademark certificate, they can display the ® symbol next to the logo or trademark. Your Indian trademark registration will last for 10 years as long as you continuously use your trademark. After 10 years, you can renew your trademark registration by paying a renewal fee, failing which your trademark will be expunged from the Register.