File trademark to protect your brand name / logo
Rs. 1,264 + Govt. Fees
Basically, a trademark is a “brand” or “logo” that you can use to distinguish your product from those of your competitors. Through trademark registration, you can protect your brand or logo by restricting other people from using the same. For e.g. the logo of NIKE and their tagline JUST DO IT is a registered trademark. It provides them protection as it is illegal to use the same logo or tagline.
A registered trademark is an intangible asset for a business and is used to protect the company’s investment in the brand or symbol. TM number is assigned within a period of three days by Trademark department but it takes almost two years for it to be registered so that you can use to use ® symbol with your brand name. It is always advised to get trademark registration because getting your company registered will not protect your brand against those who might initiate using identical or similar marks.
Trademark Registration is done through easeURbusiness can be done through easeURbusiness in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai & all other Indian cities.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGE?
✓ Application Preparation
✓ Name search & approval
✓ Application Filing
✓ Same day Filing
✓ Government Fees
|Trademark Consultancy on Class and Availability||Free|
|Government Fees||Rs 4,546|
|Service Tax||Rs 189|
|TM Application Filing + Drafting (Our Fees)||Rs 1,264|
|Total Cost||Rs 5,999|
PROCEDURE FOR TRADEMARK REGISTRATION
Complete our trademark Form
You need to fill our simple online trademark application form & submit documents.
Conduct your trademark search
To make sure that unique logo name filed is available or not, Trademark Search is executed by experts.
Select Appropriate Class
Depending on nature of your products, we shall suggest the appropriate class of the 45 classes
Trademark Application filed
We create your Trademark application in 3 days and get your TM number
WHAT IS A TRADEMARK?
A trademark is any unique expression related to a product or service that distinguishes it from others. A trademark can be a visual symbol, which may be a word, a name, a device, label or numerals used by a business to distinguish it from other goods of different business.
It is your silent salesman, your legal umbrella, your asset to flaunt. Owners of trademarks have exclusive rights to use trademark under the categories they are registered in (there is a total of 45 categories, called classes). Only Trademarks that are registered under the Trademark Act, 1999 provides the trademark owner right to sue for damages when infringements of trademarks occur.
ADVANTAGES OF TRADEMARK REGISTRATION
You become the legal owner of the registered trademark and no another person has the right to use your registered trademark without your prior permission. No action can be taken against a 2nd party if the trademark is not registered with the government. The registered trademark holder can take some legal action against anyone who tries to copy the trademark with any prior permission.
One of the best qualities of trademark registration is that it helps you to establish a unique identity of your company. And no other competitor can apply or use your trademark for similar goods or services.
Creation of Asset
Registered trademark can act as an asset as the owner of the trademark can easily sell, franchise or allow it on the contract basis to another party. It creates a kind of intellectual property for the same.
Trust or Goodwill
As registered trademark brings the uniqueness to your product, it can easily create a sense of trust, goodwill and quality in the minds of your customer.
Popularise your brand
Registered trademark is easily searchable as it is available in government trademark database. It also helps you to get popular among people which are a great sign for your company.
WHAT CAN BE TRADEMARKED?
1. Name: A name including personal or surname of the applicant or predecessor in business or the signature of the person e.g, the name Dhirubai Ambani can be trademarked
2. Word: A word which is not being directly descriptive of the character or quality of the goods / service. For example Google is a word which has been trademarked
3. Numbers: Alphanumeric or Letters or numerals or any combination thereof. For example 555 brand
4. Image: Image, symbol, monograms, 3-dimensional shapes, letters etc. For example the tick in Nike logo
5. Sound: Sound marks in audio format. For ex the sound in the ad jingle
WHO CAN APPLY FOR A TRADEMARK?
Any person or business claiming to be owner can apply for a trademark including:
It is preferable that you apply for the trademark as an individual. In a case of a proprietor or company, if you close or change the name of the business, your trademark will become invalid. However, in a case of individual, this problem won’t arise.
STEPS IN TRADEMARK APPLICATION
Step 1: Trademark search (1 day)
easeURbusiness run a thorough check to make sure that your desired name or design has not already been taken or isn’t too similar to an already existing trademark. You can also check existing trademarks at easeurbusiness.in . Because being exclusive do matters. This check well ensures that are no issues & there are minimal chances of an objection being raised in the future.
Step 2: Create trademark application (1 day)
Once we ensure that your chosen name or design is available & exclusive, we send you an authorization letter which has to be duly signed by you and returned to us. These letters give our lawyers authority to file a trademark application on your behalf.
Step 3: Trademark application submission (1 day)
Once we receive the authorization letter & provided that no information is incorrect or partial, our lawyers will file the trademark on your behalf, and you can immediately start using the ™ symbol. We will provide you with the TM application number.
We file the trademark different at the central trademark department office or via online. A trademark can be filed online only by a registered lawyer or agent.
Step 4: Trademark registration (1.5 years)
Once a trademark application is complete, your application will be verified by the trademarks office. The government can also raise an objection on if your name similar to some other trademark in the same class, or the name is deemed obscene, hurts religious sentiments.
In case no objection is raised, the trademark registrar will publish an advertisement in the trademarks journal. If no opposition is filed by any party within a period of 4 months, the trademark should be registered within the next 6 months. During this period, we constantly provide you with updates regarding the status of your application. You will need to pay the additional fee in case of such objections.
Step 5: Hearing before Registrar
If the objection has been filed on your trademark and the opposition doesn’t agree with your response, then hearing is held before the registrar. We appoint lawyers (charges extra) to take up your case in front of the registrar.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is Trademark Class?
The Trademark Registry has classified goods and services under 45 classes. Your application must mention the class/classes of the goods/services. The trademark would be registered under those classes only.
2. What is the validity of a Trademark?
It is valid for a limited period of time i.e. for 10 years. But it is renewable indefinitely. You just need to pay the fee for trademark renewal every time.
3. When can I use™ with my Trademark?
After the application is registered with the government, a TM number is assigned by trademark department within 1-2 days of submission of application. After this, you can use TM with your brand.
4. What is difference between Trademark and Copyright?
A trademark is an intellectual property which is being assigned to a word or logo but on another hand, copyright assures you the protection for your unique content such as books, music, videos, songs or even software.
5. What are the documents required for Trademark Registration in India?
You need to produce identity proof in case of trademark registration in India. (in case of individuality).While on another hand you need to produce company incorporation documents if the entity is a company.
6. Will my Trademark registration be valid across the world?
No! The registered trademark under Trademark Act 2000 is only valid in India. But in few other countries, it can be used as a base for registering the trademark in those countries.
7. If my Company Name is already registered under the Companies Act, do I still need trademark registration for my Company Name?
Company or domain registration will not protect your brand identity. To protect your company’s identity, you need to get trademark registration.
8. In which cities does EaseURbusiness provide trademark registration services?
easeURbusiness provides trademark application services across India in all cities. We have done trademark registration in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Kolkata, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nagpur and other Indian cities.