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Trademark Registration

Corpstore Business Solutions offers you Hassle-free trademark registration in Major cities like Madurai and Karur. We provide complete guidance till the end of the registration process. Trademarks are the type of Intellectual property. It can be a word, device, name, symbol or combination which is acquired by business people in order to show the difference between their products and the products of competitors. Trademarks can be owned by any business organization, individual or any legal entity. Rules and regulations of trademarks are governed by The Trade Marks Act of 1999, the trademarks Rules of 2002, and the trademarks Amendment Act of 2010.

Trademark registration enables owners to create their right and property among the public. Owners of trademarks has the exclusive rights to categorise their company and use under the categories they are registered in total of 45 categories, and they are named as classes. A registered trademark is an intangible asset for a business and it protects company investment in the brand or symbol.

If your trademark is similar to an existing application, like hurt religious sentiments, contains geographical names or common words then it would be rejected and it is likely to cause confusion. The name should be unique and it should not be repeatable one.

Who can apply for a trademark?

Any person or business claiming to be the owner of business can apply for a trademark includes:

  • Individual
  • Company
  • Proprietor
  • Society

Trademark can be applied as an individual. In a case of a proprietor or company, if you wind-up or change the name of your business, then your trademark will become invalid. However, in a case of individual, this problem won’t be arise.

Documents for Trademark Registration

    The documents needed for Trademark registration are:

  • Applicant details like Name, address, and nationality
  • Business type and its objectives
  • A copy of the brand or logo or slogan name
  • Identity and business proofs
  • Form 48 signed by the applicant
  • Class of trademark must be filed under the application
  • In the case of a company or LLP, the incorporation certificate is mandatory.

What does a trademark application contain?

    Trademark registration application contains the following information:

  • Logo or the Trademark
  • Name and address of the trademark owner
  • Classification or Trademark Class
  • Trademark used since date
  • Description of the goods or services

Why Trademark registration?

  • Trademark registration protects your brand name at the time of business expansion.
  • Once a trademark is registered, R symbol can be used and the registration is valid for 10 years.
  • No other companies use the same name and start the business
  • Trademark is an intangible asset and it protect your brand value, increases the business growth.
  • Trade mark registration gives the reputation or goodwill that the product enjoys.
  • Once the trademarks are registered the symbol R or “R” or word “Registered” can be used for the goods and services listed in the registration.

FAQ'S

  • Q. What is a trademark class?
    The Trademark Registry classified those goods and services under 45 classes. The applicant should mention the class which the goods/services represent. The trademark can be registered only under those classes.
  • Q. What is the major difference between goods and services?

    Goods are tangible products, like computers and bottles, laptops etc.

    Services are activities performed for the benefit of the people, such as IT services or catering.

  • Q. What are the Different Trademark Symbols?

    TM –TM can be used your logo when the Application is pending for approval.TM mark is only for Products.

    SM - You can also add SM with your logo when the Application is pending for approval.SM mark is only for Services.

    R - R symbol can be used with your logo when your TM application has been approved by Approver

  • Q. What is the validity of the Trademark Registration?
    The trademark registration process usually takes about 6 to 18 months. The validity of the trademark registration in India is 10 years.
  • Q. Does the foreigners have the opportunity to apply for Trademark registration?
    Yes, foreigners can also apply for trademark in India. India afford to citizens of India similar privileges as granted to its own citizens.