1. What is the sense of a trademark?
Ordinarily, a trademark is a logo or a label that you can employ to modify your goods from those of your opponents in the market. The word trademark is the statutory term for the IP (intellectual property). You can also tell that a trademark is a name, logo, word, symbol, image, design or compound of these elements. A trademark acknowledges the brand owner of a particular good or service.
2. What is trademark registration?
There is a comprehensive registration process in India approved under the Trademarks act, 1999. With the guidance of trademark registration or logo registration or brand registration, one can safeguard the brand or logo by restricting other personalities from practising the name.
3. Is the registration of trademark compulsory in India?
No, registration of a Trademark is not compulsory in India but it is Prudent to do so.
4. How can one obtain trademark registration done in India? What is the method for trademark registration?
Stepwise model by which an entity or person can register a trademark.
5. Is it likely to have a descriptive trademark registered in India?
No, It is not possible to register such a trademark.
6. Is it obliged to file a statement of use of the trademark at the time of applying?
Yes, a statement of use including whether the mark has been in use or is proposed to be used is required to be filed at the time of filing a trademark in India.
7. What is the difference between the symbol® and symbol ™?
The symbol® can only be used alongside a registered trademark in superscript technique as is shown. Using this symbol ® without perceiving the related trademark registered is prohibited. On the other hand, the symbol ™ may be used alongside an unregistered trademark principally to show authorisation over the trademark before proper registration of the trademark. Therefore, the symbol ™ is usually used beside an unregistered trademark in superscript style, particularly through the time-span prevailing between the filing of the same and before its registration.
8. What are the fees for trademark registration?
The government fees for Trademark registrations are as under:
9. Is trademark registration an online process?
Yes, the Trademark can be registered online through the e-filing gateway available at the official website. However, it can also be filed physically at the front office counter of the respective office or can be sent by post.
10. What are the documents required for trademark registration?
The most important documents for trademark registration as follows:
In the case of an individual or a HUF
In the case of Company/LLP
In the case of Partnership firm
11. What is the timeline for the trademark registration?
Trademark Registration is a long method and it catches throughout 18-
24 months to receive registration in a sincere case, without any objections or defences. However, the trademark application number is usually assigned within one or 2 days after filing.
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