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.
Trademark registration is an intellectual property protection, under which a word or visual symbol used by a business to protect and distinguishes its goods or services from other goods or services originating from a different business. To register a trademark, a trademark application must be filed by the applicant with the relevant Trade Mark Registrar in the recommended format. Once a trademark application is filed, the Trade Marks Registrar would process the application and provide registration under the Trade Mark Act. After registering trademark, the R symbol can be used along with the trademark and the registration will be valid for a period of 10 years. During registration, in case of infringement of trademark, a suit can be filed to prevent misuse of the mark.
Trademark renewal must be filed before expiry of the mark otherwise, it will be considered invalid. The trademark renewal application form must be prepared and filed before deadline to enjoy seamless protection of the trademark without any chances of litigation.
BusinessCrow is the leading business services platform in India, offering a variety of services like company registration, trademark filing, tax registration, tax filing and capital syndication. BusinessCrow can help you renew an existing trademark. The average time taken to draft and file a trademark renewal is about 5-10 working days, subject to government processing time and client document submission.
Important Aspects of Renewing Trademark
It is important to hire a professional for the renewal of a trademark application to ensure that the mark is properly protected. An experienced professional can help to improve the chances of successful trademark renewal by filing a professional application, addressing all the aspects of Trademark Act.
10 Year Protection
By filing a trademark renewal application, it extends the protection by another 10 years. Trademark registrations are valid only for a period of 10 years and must be renewed before expiration. Our professionals will ensure your trademark for verification and ensure that protection for the mark is extended as per the Trade Mark Act of India.
It is important to check the status of the trademark renewal application until its processing on the government side. Trademark renewal sometimes requires various time-bound response or action from the applicant. Hence, it is important to continually check the status of the application and take required action until registration.
Trade Mark Journal is an official gazette of the Trade Marks Registry. If the Trademark Examiner determines that the application is acceptable, the trademark is advertised in the Trademark Journal. While the application is advertised, third parties have an opportunity to oppose the registration of the mark. This process is not required while renewing an existing trademark.
Trademark Act provides legal protection for all registered trademarks. A person who is caught with similar trademark is punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall be not less than six months but which may be extend to three years with fine which shall be not less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to two lakh rupees for trademark infringement.
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How BusinessCrow can help with Trademark Renewal
BusinessCrow can help you file a trademark renewal application in 5 to 10 working days, subject to government and client processing time.
A BusinessCrow Trademark Expert would determine the details of registration for which renewal application must be filed.
Based on the discussion and course of action decided, a trademark renewal application is prepared by the BusinessCrow Trademark Expert.
On obtaining the consent of the client, the trademark renewal application is filed with the Trademark Registry and the processing of the application is tracked.
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