Applying Trademark Online

Trademark registration provides the greater protection which can be easily assessable now through e-filing (Online Trademark Registration India). E-filing of trademark ensure the error-free filing.

Earlier, in the absence of an online application, in order to apply for a trademark, the application had to be filed in one of trademark offices depending on the place of residence or place of business, manually or by post; however, now you can do so online.

The Trademark Registry has five offices which are located in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Ahmadabad. These offices weren’t easily accessible. This defeated the purpose of the Trademark Act to grant the protection to the business as Trademark was not registered. Therefore, in order to overcome this problem, an e-filling system of the Trademarks was introduced. The registration can be done by the following:

  • Proprietor/ Applicant
  • Agent
  • Attorney

What are the benefits of applying for Trademark online?    

By applying for the trademark online:

  • The trademark application could be filed with the Registry through its website by completing an electronic application form, by providing associated attachments.
  • The necessary payment can make through IPO Payment Gateway.
  • The whole registration process is sped up.
  • The applicant immediately receives a trademark application number.
  • Verification to assure error-free filing and obtains its application date.
  • The status of the filed application can also be checked online.

How to apply for Trademark online?

In order to enable e-filing, login facility is made available on the home page of the Registry’s website. The user has to register for logging in. If a user is already registered, he can log in using the User ID and Password or Digital signature(DSC).

Upon successful registration, the user can login either with User Id and Password or User Id and Digital signature for logging into the system. On successful login, the username and its user code will be displayed on the header.

File the online application form which is depending on the type of application filed. Two types of applications can be filed:

  • IAOI- International applications originating from India
  • Domestic Application

After filling the online application and uploading all the relevant documents, a temporary Application number is generated, once you make the online payment using the IPO Payment Gateway hosted by IPOs designated bank.

In case of successful transactions, an acknowledgement will be generated containing the details of the submitted form.

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