A trademark is a copyright statement and agreement for your brand name or logo which identifies your product or services. A unique brand name or logo is used to differentiate your product/service as distinct from others in the industry. It can also be a word, letter, number, phrase, symbol, icon, images or combination thereof. To secure the legal protection for your brand name or logo you need to first get it registered and makes a legal agreement to make it own. After making application you can use the TM with your own business logo.
Trademarks in India are registered by the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. Trademarks are registered under the Trademark Act, 1999 and provide the trademark owner with a right to sue for damages when infringements of trademarks occur in any state. Once a trademark is registered it will be valid for at least 10 years. Registered trademarks expiry can be easily renewed by filing a trademark renewal application for a period of another 10 years.
Reason to register a trademark
Only the owners of registered trademarks are allowed to take action for serious damages in case of trademark infringement. All registered trademarks are valid for 10 years and can be renewed for a period of another 10 years easily by filing a trademark renewal application for future purposes.
Trademark will help you to establish uniqueness in your brand for goods or services. Competitors will not be allowed to use your trademark for similar goods or services otherwise it will be taken as penalty.
Trust or Goodwill
Registered trademarks are used to create a sense of trust, goodwill and quality in the minds of your customer that should be unique to your business. Registered trademarks show the customer that you care about your brand.
Creation of assets:
Trademark creates an intellectual property, which is an untouched asset for an organization. With this trademark no one can occupy your business brand. Registered trademark is a right that can be sold, franchised or commercially contracted according to the pricing.
Global Trademark Filing
Filing trademark in India can be used as the basis for trademark filing in other countries if required. Foreigners and Foreign entities can also register their trademark in India if they want.
Document required for trademark registration
Identity & business proof:
Identity proof such as passport, drivers license, Aadhar card, voters id or ration card for the trademark owner or person authorized by the trademark owner for filing the trademark application. The partnership deed, incorporation certificate and registration certificate is necessary in case of legal entity or registered body.
If the trademark application is made for a single word, logo registration is not required but logo must be submitted preferably in black and white format. The logo must contain the exact words mentioned in the trademark applicationotherwise it will be rejected or will not be approved.
User Affidavit and Form-48
Form-48 authorizes an Attorney to file a trademark application on your behalf with the Trademark Registrar. In case a claim for previous use is made on the trademark application, then trademark user affidavit must be submitted.
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How BusinessCrow can help with trademark registration
With BusinessCrow, you can apply for a trademark in less than a day.
Our Trademark Expert will prepare the trademark application for your business based on your requirements and information. We will prepare your application based on the information provided.
Once, the trademark application is prepared and signed by you, we can file it with the Trademark Registrar immediately. Once, the application is filed with the Registrar you can start using the Trademark symbol.
Once the trademark application is filed with the Registrar, the Government wills startprocessing immediately. We will provide trademark application status tracking through SMS, Email and iCFO Platform.
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