A trademark means a mark (which include a device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letter, numeral, shape of goods, packaging or combination of colours or any combination thereof) capable of being represented graphically and which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one person from those of others and may include shape of goods, their packaging and combination of colours. Registration of a trademark allows you to protect your brand, logo or slogan which has been built by putting a lot of hard work. Application for registration of trademark is required to be made with Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Office of Registrar of Trademarks and such an application can be made both online or offline.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR REGISTRATION
Any person claiming to be the proprietor of the trade mark in relation to goods and/ or services may apply for registration of a trademark. For this purpose, person include individual, body corporate, partnership firm, HUF, association of persons, joint oprietor, trust, society or a government authority/ undertaking.
TRADEMARK TO BE APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION
The Trade Mark being applied for registration may be:
CLASSIFICATION OF GOODS AND SERVICE
For the purpose of registration of trademark, the goods and services shall be classified as per the current edition of “the International Classification of Goods and Services (NICE Classification)” published by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
BENEFITS OF TRADEMARK REGISTRATION
The registration of a trademark provides the registered proprietor absolute right to use the trademark in relation to the goods or services in respect of which the mark is registered. After registration, registered proprietor of a trademark can protect the goodwill of his products or services.
Identification of Classes of Trademark
Trademark Search in respective classes
Filing of Online Application
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