PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS IDENTITY BY GETTING TM REGISTRATION ONLINE/ BRAND AND LOGO REGISTRATION

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HOW TRADEMARK REGISTRATION ONLINE WILL ADD VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS?

Trademark Registration  helps in establishing a long term image of the company in the minds of customers. Trademarks leave a lasting impression & peoples tend to remember a diagrammatic image or logo for a longer duration as compared to the name of the company.

Online Trademark registration process is regulated under the rules and regulation specified Trademarks act, 1999. It also gives your product a legal representation, uniqueness from competitors, helps in creating a brand value. This unique identification is given in the form of a certain word, logo, symbol, character, numerals or a combination of these.

ADVANTAGES OF ONLINE TRADEMARK REGISTRATION/ BRAND AND LOGO REGISTRATION

Advantages related with trademark registration are discussed below:

  • Creating & managing the brand of your business.
  • Product Differentiation from competitors.
  • Legal proceedings for breach of rules.
  • Recognition to product or service.
  • Competitive edge in the market.
  • Enhance the goodwill of the brand.
  • Prevent unfair trade practices

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR TRADEMARK REGISTRATION ONLINE

WHAT IS THE TRADEMARK REGISTRATION PROCESS?

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply for Trademark Registration/ Logo Registration online?

Online TM Registration process broadly involves the following steps.
1. Prepare a list of prospective names that would represent your brand.
2. Supporting documents to be submitted with the trademark application form.
3. Filing an application for trademark registration. There are two ways for making an application-

  • Offline mode: you will have to personally move an application to the registrar office of trademarks in major cities such as New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai. It will take around 15-20 days for you to receive the acknowledgment receipt.
  • Online mode: Here in E-registration mode, you will receive the acknowledgment receipt instantly. Once you have received the receipt you can use the “TM” symbol beside your brand name.

4. An application for trademark registration shall be made in Form TM-A & shall be signed either by the applicant or his agent.
5. Examination of trademark registration application: Once you have applied and you have sent the application to the registrar, now he will examine whether you have followed certain conditions that you need to comply with or not.
6. Trademark registration certificate: If there is no opposition from anyone within the stipulated time period of 90 days, then the registrar will accept your application and subsequently your trademark certificate will be issued.

Do Trademark Registration Certificate Possesses an Expiry Date?

Section 25 of Trademarks act, 1999 states that the registration of a trademark shall be for a period of 10 years from the date on which the trademark certificate is issued and it can be renewed from time to time in accordance with the provisions mentioned under this section.

What are the Trademark Registration Fees?

Trademark registration fees are very nominal which is prescribed by the government but there are expert consultancy fees attached with it. You can find best chartered accountant services online in your area to get most reliable trademark registration advice.

How do I Download a Trademark Certificate Online?

– One can download their TM Registration certificate by login to the Trade Mark registry website.
– Fill in the details & mention the track ID of trademark registration.
– Download the trademark registration certificate online.

What are the Documents Required in TM Registration/ Logo Registration Process?

Proof of Applicant: The trademark owner or the person who is approved by the trademark owner requires presenting their identity proof. It can be your Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport, Ration card or Voter’s ID.
Brand Name & Logo: Must contain the name of the brand for which you are applying TM Registration.
Affidavit: One should submit the affidavit; it will give the authorisation for use of personal data.
MSME / Start-up Recognition: To get a substantial rebate on government fee a partnership firm/body corporate can submit a certificate of registration under MSME or Startup India.
Signed Form TM – 48: Form for authorisation of an agent.
PAN Card and Address Proof of Applicant.

What is Class of a Trademark, How to Do Trademark Classification?

For Goods:

CLASS

DESCRIPTION

Class 1

chemicals used in photography, forestry, unprocessed artificial resins, Tanning & adhesive substances 

Class 2

Paintings, coals & pigmentation, lacquers, printing & art 

Class 3

Bleach, Cleaning products, cosmetics & laundry products

Class 4

Fuels, illuminates, industrial oil, greases , wetting & binding compositions

Class 5

Pharmaceuticals, veterinary products, dietetic, dental wax & disinfectants 

Class 6

Metal castings, hardware, common metal and their alloys, building material (metal), other metals which are not included in any other class

Class 7

Machine & machine parts 

Class 8

Implements (hand tools, cutlery & razors)

Class 9

Cash registers, calculating machines & magnetic data carriers

Class 10

Surgical, medical and dental apparatus, artificial limbs & eyes teeth 

Class 11

Apparatus for heating, lighting, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating & dying 

Class 12

Apparatus for locomotion by land, water, and air.

Class 13

Ammunition, firearms, explosives, fireworks 

Class 14

Precious metal & their alloys, products in precious metals & jewellery 

Class 15

Musical instruments 

Class 16

Cardboard, paper, and goods made from these materials, print matter, bookbinding, paint brushes, playing cards, printing blocks 

Class 17

Rubber, gum, asbestos, mica, and goods made from related material.

Class 18

Leather/Leather products and its articles

Class 19

Non–metallic rigid pipes for buildings, asphalt, pitch & bitumen 

Class 20

Mirrors, Picture frames , Furniture of wood, cork, reed & cane

Class 21

Household utensils, brush making material, articles for cleaning purposes etc.

Class 22

Fibrous textile materials such as Nets, ropes, strings, sails, sacks and bags

Class 23

Yams and threads for textile uses.

Class 24

Textile and textile goods (not included in the other classes).

Class 25

Clothing & footwear and headgear.

Class 26 & 27

Non-textile carpet, rugs, wall hangings, linoleum, and other materials which are used for covering floors.

Class 28

Game & playthings, and other sporting items.

Class 29

Poultry related items; eggs etc. oils and edible oils.

Class 30

Coffee, tea, sugar, cocoa, rice, tapioca, spices 

Class 31

Horticulture, agriculture and forestry grains (not included in any other class). Fresh fruits & vegetables, seeds and malt.

Class 32

Aerated drinks, beer, non-alcoholic drinks

Class 33

All alcoholic beverages (excluding beer)

Class 34

Matches, smoker’s articles, tobacco

 

For Services:

CLASSES

DESCRIPTION

Class 35

Advertising Business Activity

Class 36

Insurance & Financial services

class 37

Construction & Repair service

Class 38

Communication service

Class 39

Transportation & storage

Class 40

Material treatment

Class 41

Education & Entertainment

Class 42

Any scientific and technological services OR Research & development of any computer hardware or software OR any legal services. 

Class 43

Temporary Accommodations

Class 44

Medical Services

Class 45

Personal OR Social service.

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