Time to complete: 2 working hours
Procedure: The main objective for Trademark search is to,
A Trademark search can be carried by either of the following:
Government based online search portal
A trademark search can be conducted in India on the Indian trademark registries website of IPindia
Free Public search portal
You can conduct a quick search using our trademark search on Quickcompany.
Time to Complete: 3 days
Cost: Rs. 4500 (for individuals) or Rs.9000 (for companies) per application per class
Procedure: To register a trademark online, following information is required:
TM – A form is filled with a prescribed government fee.
Immediately after submitting the application with Trademark Registry, an acknowledgment slip with the Trademark Application number is issued, which helps to track registration status.
The applicant can use the symbol ‘TM’ until the trademark approved. A single trademark application can be filed for one or multi-class.
Time to Complete: 3 to 6 months
Cost: Free, but chargeable in case of an objection
Procedure: The claim to the trademark applied for is questioned.
The Trademark examiner checks the trademark applications in accordance with the provisions of Trademark Act.There are two possibilities:
If the government has no objection to the trademark in its examination report, then
The government could raise objections for a variety of reasons:
However, the objection can be challenged by furnishing a proper response or by presenting evidence of the distinctiveness of the trademark. Also, an interview with the examiner may be posted.
On withdrawal of the objection, it will then publish an advertisement in the Trade Marks Journal.
Cost: Free, but chargeable in case of opposition
Procedure: On approval in the examination report, it is advertised in a Trade Marks Journal for public viewing.
There are two possibilities, anyone from the public can,
Both the parties will be given an opportunity of being heard in case of Opposition of a trademark.
In case of non-opposition within 4 months of its publication, the trademark registration certificate will be issued in 6 to 10 months.
Time to Complete: Up to 9 months
Cost: Does not apply
Procedure: After advertisement, a trademark is either,
A registered trademark is valid for 10 years at a time and is renewable indefinitely.
Time to Complete: Does not apply
Procedure: Issue of Certificate of registration takes about 2 years. It grants:
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