Types of Trademark Filing Forms

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Different type of trademark filing forms used in the different stages of the trademark registration process. Use of improper form may interrupt the registration process.

The new Trademark Rules, 2017 expedited the trademark registration process by reducing the number of forms. The filing fee for the purpose of trademark registration has been revised.

Section 18 of the Trademark Act, 1999 provides for the trademark registration application in India made to the Registrar. The application for trademark registration can be filed under the following categories:

  • Ordinary Trademark Application
  • Multiclass Trademark Application
  • Priority Trademark Application

What are the different forms of trademark application and its use cases?

Trademark rules provided the regulations that govern the filing of fees and forms for the purpose of trademark prosecution in India. Trademark application and prosecution in India since its inception involves the filing of various forms by the trademark holder/agent/attorney with the registry. For smooth and successful prosecution of trademark applications, forms need to be accompanied by the prescribed fees and required documents as mentioned in the Act and Rules.

Below table mentions the major forms of the trademark. On submission of the following forms along with the prescribed fee; the registry will process the form. Here are the links to the trademark forms:-

S.No.

Description

New Form Name

Old Form Name

1

Application for Registration of Trademark

TM A

TM 1

2

Notice of Opposition

TM O

TM 5

3

Renewal of Registration of a trademark

TM R

TM 12

4

Registration on Transfer/Assignment of Trademark

TM P

TM 23

5

Search and issuance of certificate

TM C

TM 60

6

Registration as Trademark Agent

TM G

TMA 1

7

For other queries like Power of Attorney, Extension, etc

TM M

TM 48

 


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