This form can be filed by the Proprietor itself, but in the case of critical, cases it is recommended to hire an Attorney who files it on behalf of the proprietor. Any agent also can file a TM-1 form on behalf of the owner of the trademark.
The fee of TM-1 form is increased to an amount of Rs. 3500 only.
There are as such no deadlines for TM-1 while registering the trademark, however after 10years of use the trademark needs to be renewed, then there is a requirement for filing the form before 6months of its completion of 10 years. If this deadline is missed, then the trademark becomes abandoned.
TM-1 is not required to be notarized by any proprietor or owner who is of Indian National. However, any NRI or Foreigner who applies for Trademark registration needs to get the form notarized by designated officials.
Yes, TM-1 can be filed online which makes the process of registration much easier and faster.