Trademark Registration

  100% Online Registration

File Trademarks from anywhere in the India. Send us your documents through email, our attorney will file and follow up for your Trademark with IPIndia (Government of India)

  Free Trademark Search

Not all brandnames can be registered, we give you a detailed Trademark Search before filing your Trademark

  Trademark Status

Automatic Updates at every step for your Trademark Status

  Documents needed for Trademark

Only 2 simple documents are needed for Trademark registration. Scanned copies work best Trademark Status

  How long does it take for Trademark Registration

Trademark Registration is a simple process and talks about 2 Working days to be filed




 

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Trademark Cost



 
 
 
Trademark Search Free
Trademark Consultancy on Class and Availability Free
Government Fees (Individuals) Rs 4,500
Professional Fees Rs 1,526
Goods & Service Tax Rs 274
Total Cost (Individuals) Rs 6,299*
* Also for Startups and Small Business
 
Trademark Search Free
Trademark Consultancy on Class and Availability Free
Government Fees for Companies Rs 9,000
Professional Fees Rs 3,389
Goods & Service Tax Rs 610
Total Cost (Companies) Rs 12,999
     
 
Trademark Search and Consultancy Free
MSME 1,999
Government Fees Rs 4,500
Professional Fees Rs 1,526
Goods & Service Tax Rs 274
Total Cost (Companies) Rs 8,299
     
 

Documents Required for Trademark Filing


 

Only 2 Documents are required for Trademark Filing, Only 2 Documents are required for Trademark Filing , Only 2 Documents are required for Trademark Filing

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Trademark

A soft copy of trademark to be registered (Image / Logo / Sound / Shape)

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Trademark Application

Executed on 100 Rs. Non-Judicial stamp paper and duly signed by the applicant

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Board Resolution

Only in case of applicant is a company

Questions? Call us on 011-395-95858

 

Trademark Registration Process


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    Free Trademark Search

    Our Trademark Attorney will perform a Trademark Search to check the availability of the desired name or logo or design. Once it is confirmed that desired mark has neither already been taken nor too similar to an existing trademark, we can proceed further with the payment for the Trademark Registration. You can also search the availability of trademark through our Trademark Search bar to well ensure the availability. This is a free service.

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    Trademark Application Filing

    Once we ensure that the desired mark is exclusive, we will send you an authorisation letter which must be duly signed by you and return to us which give authorisation to our attorney to file a Trademark application on behalf of the customers. On receipt of the authorisation letter, our Trademark Attorney will prepare the trademark application based on the information provided and a preview is sent to you before filing for confirmation and signing. We file the same with ipindia and in return, we will provide you a receipt and TM application number.

    As soon as the application is filed, you can start using the 'TM' symbol with your brand name.

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    Application processed by the Govt

    After filing the trademark application with the Registrar, the trademark examiner process and verify the application. You can track the trademark application status through the TM application number. While processing the application, the government may raise an objection if the mark is found identical with some other registered mark, hurt the religious sentiments, obscene or on any other ground.
    In case of no objection, an advertisement will publish in the Trademark Journal to invite the opposition by the third party. If there is no opposition, the government approved the trademark and registered within next six months. Once the trademark gets registered, you can start using the 'R' symbol with the brand name.


 

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Trademark Class?

India follows the NICE Classification for trademark classes. The NICE Classification is an international classification of goods and services for the purpose of trademark registration. This classification system consists the 45 classes; first 34 classes include goods and rest of the classes, i.e. 35 to 45 include services. Trademark has to be registered under these classes only.

What is the need of Trademark Classification?

Trademark registration under a particular class prevents others from registering the same mark in the same class. The need for trademark classification is:

  • to clearly identify the goods and services covered by the mark
  • a guide for the trademark registration
  • to identify the potential future trademark infringes
  • to assist the trademark officer

 

When can I use 'TM' and 'R' symbol with my trademark and what they signify?s

Trademark symbol 'TM' is a provisional symbol, used for unregistered Trademarks. It acts as a warning symbol for potential infringers that the application, to claim the trademark, is under process.
The trademark symbol 'R' signifies the registered trademark. The ® mark can be used; once the application gets approved by the government. Generally, it takes about 8 months to 2 Years from the date of filing of TM Application.

Can I apply for an existing registered mark but in a different class?

Yes, you can apply for the existing mark which is already registered but in a different class. But, the situation is different in case of well-known marks. You cannot apply for the existing well-known name even for the different class. This trademark will have a high probability of getting objected.

What is the difference between Trademark, Copyright and Patent?

Trademark is an exclusive right for a distinguished word, sign, design, symbol or a device used in the trade of goods and services.
Copyright is a protection extended to original work of authorship; the scope includes musical, literary, artistic work either published or unpublished.
Patent is a grant of an exclusive right to the inventor to protect their invention for a limited time duration.

Is registration of trademark compulsory?

Trademark registration is not compulsory, but it is a good idea to register a trademark in every country where you offer your products or services. Trademark registration provides you with the legal protection in the event of any infringement arises..

Is it compulsory to hire an attorney for filing the trademark application?

It's not mandatory requirement to hire an attorney. You can initiate a trademark application on your own through the ipindia online portal. But it is advisable to hire a trademark attorney to avoid the potential pitfalls. Hiring an attorney for trademark to make the application 50% more likely to register.

What are the common grounds for trademark application rejection?

A distinctive and non-descriptive mark is eligible to get registered as a trademark. Section 9 of the Trademarks Act provides the absolute grounds and section 11 provides the relative grounds for refusal of the trademark application in India

What is the validity period of a trademark?

A registered trademark is valid for the period of ten years which may be renewed for further period of ten years on the payment of renewal fees.

Where to check the availability of the desired trademark?

You can search the online trademark search database to check the availability of the desired trademark. QuickCompany Search bar and ipindia are the most commonly used platform for free trademark search.

Who can apply for a Trademark?

Who can obtain a trademark is depend on the applicant type:

 

  • In case of an individual, the application can be filed in his own name.
  • In case of joint owners, the application filed in the name of both the owners.
  • In case of proprietorship firm, the proprietor can apply for a trademark in his own name.
  • In case of a partnership, the name of all the partners is required to mention in the trademark application.
  • In case of LLP, the trademark application must be made in the LLP name.
  • In case of a company, the application must be made in the name of the company only.

Is a trademark registered in India valid in foreign countries?

A trademark registered in India is valid only in the home country, i.e. India because every country has its own rules and regulations of the trademark. You can register the trademark in foreign countries through Madrid Protocol, and the Indian registration serves as the basic mark for the international trademark registration.

Can amendment be made in the registered trademark?

As per the provision of section 22 of the Trademark Act, 1999 only those errors are permitted to amend which does not amount to substantial changes and affecting the identity of the mark. Such insignificant character of the mark is permitted to be amended if a proper request is filed in the prescribed format along with the sixteen copies of the amended mark.

 

What can be Trademarked?


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Product

A product mark is a trademark used to identify the products or goods instead of services. To safeguard the product category and avoid any duplicity of the same a product mark is registered.

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Service

A service mark is used to identify and distinguish the services rather than the products provided by any enterprise. The service mark is for the intangible products

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Shape

The shape marks can be categorized in Trade Dress wherein, other than the logo, label, and other identifiable symbols; a product can also be distinguished based on its packaging

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Pattern

The general meaning of pattern is a repetition of similar design, so it is a type of trademark wherein the pattern is able to distinguish the product and services of one brand from another

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Collective

As the name suggests these marks are linked with a group of people and not one single product or service. These trademarks are primarily owned by an organization, institutes or any association that is related to several members

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Certification

The certification mark is created to show the standard of a company i.e. it is to show that a trader's goods or services are certified as meeting particular standards

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Sound

There has been an introduction of another form of trademark where the "mark" is of sound graphics that distinguishes the products and services of one from the other. Only those notations of sound that are graphically represented can be registered as trademarks

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Colour

The colour combinations become the brand itself and become known by it for that particular product. The public tends to associate the scheme with the specific product

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Word

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Numbers

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Device

A device is a printed/painted figure/design/character. They do not consist of any letters/words/numerals etc

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Packaging

All the contents featured on top of the packaging, i.e. the names, slogans etc. can be trademarked. This can stop a competitor from using a deceivingly similar packaging for their product so as to not mislead the public and ride on the brand value of the original packaging