The concept of trademark raised from the point of misuse of goods and services of business from the olden time period to till now. The market strategy in any field remains the same forever but the competition between the people lead the others to fast selling or offering the goods or services better comparatively. So that ignoring the number competitors for your business start building your business as a unique among the others. It is the way by which the Trademark registration became an important service in the business field. In the present situation when once a company is being established to follow the basic business service became a trend. So that the company assets and the brand name is purely protected through this trademark registration. When attaining a uniqueness for the company product or service, the way of coverage in market also differs to a positive perspective.
Here we have provided you the basic details required to be aware about the company trademark registration process along with the types that can be trademark in the business as follows:
A trade mark is an intellectual property of a business which helps in distinguishing its products as well as services from similar goods or services of other companies. Trademark can be in the form of words, images, slogan, sound, graphics, colours, or a combination of all. Once registered with the Trademark office in India, the logo will protect a brand name from unlawful usage. After filing the application you can use TM symbol next to the registered trade mark and the ® symbol can be use once the trademark is registered.
Step 1: Trademark search in the Trademark registry helps to ensure no identical or similar brands have been registered anywhere in the business arena. An exclusive trademark search helps in avoiding legal problems associated with using others registered brand by mistake, other than saving cost associated with advertising, printing and marketing.
Step 2: File an application with Intellectual property office online. You must include details of product/services for which you wish to register and its appropriate trade mark class.
Step 3: You will get a TM symbol in two days, but have to wait for few months to get ® symbol. You will receive an examination report from the Trademark registry within 8 months. This report tells you whether to make changes in the submitted logo. You must reply to the examination report within one month. If registry is satisfied with your trademark logo, then your application will be published in the trade marks journal publication for three months to allow third-parties to oppose the registration.
Step 4: After published in the Trademark journal, your trade mark will be registered and you will receive trademark certificate for each brand. If any opposition is raised, you will be given the option to withdraw your application, discuss the conflict with the concerned party, or defend the application. Brand name registration is valid for 10 years and can renew after that. Moreover, you have to file form 16 with trademark registry for making changes in your name, address or contact details. Contact us for knowing more about trademark registration and its procedures.