A registered trademark, be it a name, label, word, design, device or numerals, is an intangible asset for every organization. By trademark registering a symbol, organizations intent to differentiate their products and/or services from similar other products and/or services belonging to the same or different industry. In precise, through the trademark registration process in India, you are protecting the investment made towards the brand or symbol.
The symbol to be submitted for trademark registration in India has to be distinctive with respect to the good and services offered. It must not be deceptive, offensive, generic or even contain any specially protected emblem either. Also, the proposed trademark could be rejected if it is identical to any of the already registered trademarks or to any pending applications for registration of trademarks.
Trademark registration in India is done by the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The trademark thus registered will be valid for 10 years. During this period the trademark owner has the rights to sue for damages in case of trademark infringement. As trademark reaches expiry, it can be seamlessly renewed for another 10 years by filing a trademark renewal application.
Trademark Sarthi is a platform of trademark registration experts experienced in extending a variety of trademark services to Indian and International clients. The variety of services offered includes trademark search, trademark registration, trademark objection, trademark renewal, trademark opposition and trademark assignment.
At Trademark Sarthi, we check the trademark availability on your behalf. A thorough check will be performed among the already registered trademarks and the pending applications for trademark registration.Trademark Application
Upon confirmation on the availability of the name or design, we would send you an authorization letter which has to be duly signed and sent back. This gives us the authority to apply for trademark registration online at trademark registry on your behalf.Application Submission
Once the authorization letter is received, we would draft and file the trademark application online and one can immediately starts using the ™ symbol with the trademark from the date of filing.Trademark Registration
Further, your application will be verified at the trademarks office. You may come across objection if your name/design is identical to some other trademark, is obscene or hurts religious sentiments.
In case of no objection, an advertisement will be published in the trademarks journal. If any third party does not object/oppose your trademark within 4 months of the advertisement, your trademark should be registered within the next 6 months.