Trademark Registration - TM Application Online

Protect your brand, slogan or logo. Begin now and use the trademark symbol beside your name in three working days.




    Protect your brand, slogan or logo. Begin now and use the trademark symbol beside your name in three working days.

    Give your brand a unique identity by registering its Trademark online with Buiznest.

    Trademark Registration Online in India - An Overview

    A trademark can be defined as the unique identity that makes your product or service stand out from the rest. The unique identity or expression can be a logo, photograph, slogan, word, sound, smell, colour combination or graphics. Most of the businesses usually look for registration of logo or name only. If you have come up with a unique idea or logo, then the only way to protect it as your own unique identity is to patent it. A registered trademark is your business’s intellectual property or intangible asset. It acts as a protective cover of the company’s investment made in the logo or brand.

    In India, trademarks are registered by the Controller General Of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Ministry Of Industry and Commerce, Government Of India. You can register the trademark under the act named, The Trademark Act, 1999. The registration provides the right to sue against others who try to copy your trademark. Also, no one else can use a similar trademark to the one registered by another person. Once you register a trademark, you can use an R symbol along with it, and it will be valid till 10 years from the date of registration. You can easily get a ™ within 3 days. But, to get an ®, it takes up to 2 years. In case the trademark registration is nearing expiry date, you can always get it re-registered for another ten years.

    What can you Trademark? Who can all apply for Trademark?

    According to the trademark rules of India, items like sound, logo, words, phrases, colours, images, symbols, initials or a combination of all these can be trademarked. All of these should be made use to make your business stand out from the rest.

    A trademark application can be done by private firms, individuals, companies, LLP’s, or NGO’s. In the case of NGOs, LLP’s or companies, the trademark has to be applied for registration in the name of the concerned business.

    Why is Trademark Registration important in India?

    A Great Business Opportunity

    A product or service being sold under a registered trademark helps in building up trust, reliability, quality, and goodwill in the minds of customers. It offers you a unique identity when compared to other sellers especially when you sell it on online platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, etc.

    A Legal Protection

    In case you doubt that your trademark is being copied by anyone else, you can take up the issue legally and sue them if you have registered your logo, brand name or slogan.

    Get Your Unique Identity

    Customers will identify a particular product or service only with the brand. Registering a trademark ensures that competitors will not use it and hence it remains as a company’s unique asset.

    An Asset

    The trademark can be a valuable asset in case your brand creates a name and succeeds. It can be commercially contracted, sold and franchised.

    Global Filing Of Trademark

    A trademark which is registered and filed in India can also be filed in other countries outside India. Likewise, foreigners can also get a trademark registered in India.

    How we help with Trademark Registration? A detailed Trademark application filing process

    Trademark Search

    We help in your trademark search by conducting the search using trademark(™) director. We also conduct a detailed check on the trademark logo and brand name that you had selected to ensure that it is not yet registered under anybody else’s name. The trademark can be registered once it is found to be unique. In case your logo or brand name is already registered by someone else, we help you find ways to modify it so that your registration does not get cancelled.

    Class Selection

    While applying for registration, you need to apply it under the right classification of classes. We help you choose the right class under which you need to register. The trademark offers you the right to sell under a particular brand name within a certain sector in the economy. In total, there are about 45 sectors and each sector is named as a class. Goods and services are classified into 45 different classes by the Trademark Registry. Every logo or brand name has to be registered under the appropriate class. For example, the Class 28 includes products and services related to games, sports and toys. Hence, if you are planning to launch a new toy brand, you will have to apply under the Class 28.

    Preparing The Application

    After we ensure that your brand name or logo is unique and can be registered, we proceed with the application by preparing the authorization letter first. This gives us the right to make the trademark registration on your behalf. You can sign the letter and return it back to us. We further help you fill out the form and keep updating you about the proceedings until the registration process is complete.

    Documents needed for Trademark Registration

    An authorization letter that is duly signed by you allows us to file for trademark registration on behalf of you. After receiving the authorization letter, we start with the preparation of your documents, file the application online and also pay for it. Soon, you receive the confirmation of the application, and you will get the right to use the ™ symbol.

    While filing for the trademark registration, the documents you need to provide are as follows:

    • Applicant’s name
    • Business type
    • Business objectives
    • Brand/logo/slogan name
    • Registration address

    Identity And Business Proofs

    The trademark owner or the person who is authorized by the trademark owner needs to submit their identity proof. It can be your Aadhar card, driving license, passport, ration card or voter’s id.

    Using Logo With Tagline

    If a trademark application is made for a tagline with only words there is no need of a logo. In cases where a logo is used, then it should be submitted in black and white format. The number of words in the logo should exactly be the same as mentioned in the application for a trademark.

    Form 48

    On behalf of you, an attorney is authorized to file for the trademark application with the Trademark registrar. The trademark user affidavit should be submitted in case a claim for the previous trademark was made in the application.

    Important things know about the online Trademark Registration Process

    Nowadays, with the advent of technological advancements, a trademark registration can be easily made online. You can get the help of a registered Trademark attorney to file online without taking an effort to visit the registry office.

    The Vienna Codification Process

    In the trademark process, Vienna codification is a crucial step. It is an international classification which is given once you fill the application form. At this point, your application for registration will be denoted as – “Sent for Vienna codification.”

    The Examination Of Trademark

    After the trademark application is given for Vienna classification, the trademark will be examined by the Trademark officer in accordance with certain guidelines and procedures. The officer might accept or reject the application as per his/her discretion.

    Hearing Before Trademark Register/Officer

    If the trademark application is rejected, the applicant can go for a for a hearing. If the officer can be convinced with the provided documents then the application will be passed. If the officer is not convinced, once again the application gets rejected. If he is not fully convinced about the reason for rejection, then theIntellectual Property Appellate Board can be contacted.

    Trademark symbols and their usages

    R Symbol

    You get the R symbol as soon as you file the trademark application for registration. This symbol helps protect the trademark from getting copied by others.

    ™ Symbol

    This symbol is for unregistered trademarks. It warns others from copying your logo, name or symbol. It does not give you copyright protection, and others can use your logo or name in case your application gets rejected.

    C Symbol

    The C symbol stands for contents which do not have any copyright issues. The symbol is mandatory in many countries for copyright claims.

    SM Symbol

    The service industry uses this symbol. The symbol is applicable for classes from 35 to 45. It is also not guaranteed protection against copyright issues.

    Why Buiznest

    • We conduct a thorough search of the TM directory
    • We prepare the authorization letter, so we can file for trademark registration on your behalf.
    • We offer you with advice on the classes you need to apply under.
    • We assist you in filling up the forms with the Registrar
    • We constantly provide you with updates until the registration process is complete.

    FAQs

    What is a trademark class?
    The Trademark Registry has classified goods and services under 45 classes. Your application must mention the trademark class/classes the goods/services represent. The trademark would be registered under those classes only.
    What trademark applications are commonly rejected?
    If your trademark is similar to an existing application, would hurt religious sentiments, contains geographical names or common words. It would also be rejected if it is likely to cause confusion. So you can't register the word 'car' for a car brand, but may do so for a brand of electronics.
    When can I use the ™ symbol?
    As soon as you file the application, you receive an acknowledgement, which gives you the right to use the ™ symbol. Once it's registered, you can use the ® symbol.
    How can I run a trademark search?
    Before settling on a brand name, you need to check if it can acquire the legal rights necessary to hold on it. This is because the commercial rights to a brand name belong to the owner of its trademark. To find out if yours has already been taken, you can run a trademark search, which is basically a database search of India’s Intellectual Property Database. Now, running the search is easy. Begin by selecting the wordmark and typing in the word/s you want to register. The results will tell you whether there already is another registration in that name. If there is one, check its status. If it is either approved, applied, objected or opposed, it makes sense to pick another name. Do also check for phonetic similarities with other registered names. To do this, you need to select the dropdown at the top of the page. While the phonetic search isn’t very accurate, you can say with certainty that your trademark will be approved if there aren’t any relevant matches here either.
    Should I file the trademark in my own name?
    Many start-up founders register it in their own names, while large businesses would prefer to do so in the name of the company. This is because the future of a start-up is always in doubt. If owned by the founder, the trademark would be valid regardless of the state of the company. A trademark license agreement is, however, needed in this case.
    What are the different kinds of trademarks I can have?
    Trademarks and copyrights are both intellectual property, but serve different purposes. A copyright applies to literary and audio-visual (music, photographs, movies) works. So it’s an exclusive right granted to the creator or author of a book, script, software, music, photograph or movie. The owner has the right to stop the publication of any work that shares similarities with his/her work, unless it has been fairly used. Registration is not necessary. However, as copyright infringement has become commonplace in the Internet age, and you need a registration to take the matter to court, copyright registration has gained importance. A patent is a right granted for a product or process to an individual or enterprise. This right grants its owner the ability to exclude others from making, using, selling or importing the patented product or process without prior approval. In exchange for this right, the applicant must fully disclose the invention. A patent is valid for 20 years, after which it falls into the public domain.
    What is the eligibility to register trademark?
    Following entities in India are applicable to do a trademark registration 1. Joint Owners: The Joint owners of a company together can file for a trademark and both their names have to be mentioned in the application. 2. Proprietorship Firm: One of the simplest business forms with respect to cost, level of maintenance and set up, a sole proprietorship firm is not a separate legal entity and the person who runs the business is solely responsible for its debts. Hence, a proprietorship company can file a trademark application under the name of its proprietor but not under the business name and proprietorship name. If a proprietorship name and business name are included in the application, then those details will be considered separately. 3. Partnership Firm: Governed by the Indian Partnership Act, a partnership firm is formed when two or more individuals run a business together as partners with the aim of gaining profits which are equally shared or as mentioned in their agreements. While registering for a trademark, a partnership company has to mention all the names of the partners in the application, with the maximum number being 10. If there is a minor partner, then the name of the minor’s guardian has to be mentioned. 4. Limited Liability Partnership Or LLP: As LLP companies are incorporated on their own identities, this type of companies can file for trademark registration under the respective LLP’s name. However, the partners themselves cannot be applicants. 5. Indian Company: For any Indian company whether private limited or limited or any other type, the trademark application has to be made in the company’s name. It is to be noted that any incorporated entity has its own identity due to which a director of a company cannot be a trademark applicant. 6. Society Or Trust: Organizations that are created with the aim of social service rather than profits fall under Trust or Society. It is called a Trust if it is formed based on a legal agreement in which a beneficiary holds the property and nominates trustees to control the assets and operations. It may be registered as a Society if there more persons coming together to fulfil a particular purpose. Both Trust and Society can do trademark registration, provided it is done on behalf of the Trust or Society and the names of Chairman, Managing Trustee and Secretary are mentioned in the application. 7. An Individual Or A Person: Any individual who wants to register their unique words or symbols are eligible to file for trademark registration under their own names. However, it is not necessary that they have to do business. Only the entities who have their trademarks registered can create, establish and protect their goods, services and products thereby stopping other unlawful use of their mark.

    Why Buiznest

    60 Established Vendors
    Buiznest has successfully completed 600+ registrations in the past year alone. We have partnered with some of the top experts in business across India to get your registration across to you on time.
    9.1 Customer Score
    We make your interaction with the government as smooth as is possible by doing all the paperwork for you. We will also give you absolute clarity on the process to set realistic expectations.
    200+ Strong Team
    Our team of experienced business advisors are a phone call away, should you have any queries about the process. But we’ll try to ensure that your doubts are cleared before they even arise.

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