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-54 form on behalf of the owner of the trademark.
The fee of TM-54 form is Rs.500 only.
TM-54 needs to be registered before the design of the trademark is finalized to avoid duplicity. However, there are no deadline for the same.
TM-54 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-54 can be filed online which makes the process of registration much easier and faster.