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How can you protect your business name or logo?

Trademark registration is the answer. Like a name is the unique identification for a person, trade mark a name provides legal protection to the unique identity of a particular product or service which distinguish it from the products or services of similar category. It can be in the form of logo, brand, tag line or it can be a combination of name and logo both. It can also be obtained for a Business name, distinctive catch phrases, taglines or captions.

The registration of a trademark is governed by The Trade Marks Act 1999. The procedure for registration of trademark a name is an immediate trademark registration process which is done online and the trademark is ready to be used within hours. However, it is very important that the trademark should not be similar to an existing trademark or should not be specifically prohibited by law. You can take help of a trademark attorney to register a trademark

How to Register a Trademark?

A trademark in India can be registered for a period of ten years from the date of application of mark. The trademark registration process involves the following steps:-

Step 1 Apply for trademark registration in prescribed form i.e. Form- TM 1.

Step 2 Fill in the details in trademark application

Step 3 Submit the trademark application along with documents.

Step 4 Make the payment

Step 5 Examination of trademark application by Registrar

Step 6 Publication

Step 7 Trademark registration certificate is issued in case of no objection.

Trademark Registration Documents

Along with the application, you are required to submit the following documents for trademark registration process:

 

  1. According to type of registered business you have, say sole proprietorship, partnership firm, etc. you will need to submit an identity proof of the directors of the company and an address proof.
  2. Picture of your brand logo (standard size of 9 x 5 cms)
  3. Proof of claim of the said proposed mark being used before in another country, if applicable.

Different Trademark Symbols


‘TM’ Symbol

TM denotes trademark. In India TM is used for an unregistered trademark to promote the brand. One cannot use the symbol R, unless it is registered.

‘SM’ Symbol

SM denotes service mark. Symbol for unregistered trademark, particularly used for service, Like TM for goods and SM for service.

‘R’ Symbol

R is used for registered trademark. Registered trademark deter imitators, it also provides you with a benefit of ownership in courts. You are fully protected if you have registered trademark.

procedure for registration of trademark
Documents Required for Trademark Registration
  • Copy of PAN Card of directors
  • Passport size photograph of directors
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter identity card of directors
  • Copy of Rent agreement (If rented property)
  • Electricity/ Water bill (Business Place)
  • Copy of Property papers(If owned property)
  • Landlord NOC (Format will be provided)

Procedure for Trademark Registration

1 trademark registration process

Submit your details

You need to fill our simple query form & we will call your back

2 trademark registration process in India

Trademark Search

To make sure that unique logo name filed is available or not, Trademark Search is executed by experts

3 how to register a trademark

Select Appropriate Class

Depending on nature of your products, we shall suggest the appropriate class of the 45 classes

4 trademark a name

Application Filed

We create your Trademark application in 3 days and get your TM number

5 how to register a trademark

Registration Completed

Your trademark is registered in 1.5-2 years if no competitor objects to your trademark application