Benefits of India
trademark registration:

Build Trust

Trademark registration helps to build trust and goodwill among your customers

Grow Business Value

Trademark registration in India will increase your business value as it provides extra protection

Business Protection

Provides a basis for foreign registrations, facilitating protection of your marks worldwide as business expands

India trademark registration
process:

First, you must complete our online form – it will help us to understand your business and your trademark.

 

After that we will file a India trademark application on your behalf and take care of the whole process – do not worry, will be in touch with you all the time and you will know exactly what is going on!

 

After officials examine your trademark to see if everything is in place, it is necessary to publish the trademark to let a third party, if they have a valid reason, present oppositions to the registration of your trademark. If nobody files an opposition, your trademark is registered and registration is published. The process to register for a trademark takes around 12 months, be sure to start the process well in advance.

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  • 330€ or $390Per 1 Class
    Prices include official and legal fees
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  • Basic trademark search

    Basic direct-hit search of the India trademark database for direct conflicts

    Basic trademark search

    Basic direct-hit search of the India trademark database for direct conflicts

  • We prepare and file application

    We fill your trademark application and file it to the India trademark office

    We prepare and file application

    We fill your trademark application and file it to the India trademark office

  • Application strategy

    Our attorneys will advise and plan your trademark filling strategy

    Application strategy

    Our attorneys will advise and plan your trademark filling strategy

  • Electronic Delivery

    Email confirmation of your trademark application

    Electronic Delivery

    Email confirmation of your trademark application

  • Certificate of registration

    Registration certificate is being provided once a trademark is officially registered

    Certificate of registration

    Registration certificate is being provided once a trademark is officially registered

  • Auto reminder for trademark renewal

    Every 10 years we provide an auto reminder for trademark renewal

    Auto reminder for trademark renewal

    Every 10 years we provide an auto reminder for trademark renewal

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Trademark Registration FAQ

How long the trademark registration lasts in India?

The trademark is valid as long as you renew it. You can renew your trademark registration in India every 10 years. The 10 year period of registration is reckoned from the date of filing of the application, which is deemed to be the date of registration. The Indian trademark Registrar issues renewal reminder notice before the expiration of registration of the mark duly indicating the date of expiration and the condition as to payment of renewal fees. The notice is sent to the proprietor or in the case of jointly owned mark to each such proprietors and each registered user at the address specified. The notice is issued not more than one month and not less than two months before the expiration of last registration. If no renewal fee is paid the trademark expires. After the expiry of registration, the mark becomes liable to be removed from the register. Once a trademark is removed, it is not possible to take any action and the mark is deemed to be expired.

What is the substantive examination for registrability in India?

The examination includes the absolute grounds for refusal. The examiner analysis if the mark is capable of distinguishing the goods/services of one person from those of another person and has a distinctive character. Also, the registrable mark is compared with the prior trademarks to see if there is no conflict with the earlier marks. It is also analyzed whether the registrability of the mark is not prohibited on the ground that the mark consists of the name of a chemical element or an international non-proprietory name or is not against the public morals.

Can I register a domain name as a trademark in India?

Yes, a domain name can be registered as a trademark. It is common-place for traders to have their electronic mail address and use the same in respect of their goods/services as a trade name. In other words, the domain name is being used as a trade name or trademark, and the Indian trademark Registrar will, subject to the usual criteria of the trademark act, permit domain names to be registered as trademarks. Elements of the domain name such as “.com” or “.co.in” are considered to be totally non-distinctive, much in the same way as “Ltd” and “Plc”. As a general rule, one should consider whether the remainder of the mark is descriptive or non-distinctive.

Can I use the trademark logo ® on the brand name in India if I do not have a registered trademark?

No, you cannot. Indian trademark law provides a penalty for falsely representing a trademark as ‘registered’. If the trademark office finds that a person represents a trademark as registered in India and this is proved to be untrue, then the person can be fined. The law prohibits a person from representing a trademark, which is not registered, to the effect that it is a registered trademark; or to represent a part of a registered trademark, not being a part separately registered, to the effect that it is separately registered, or to represent a registered trademark as registered in respect of any goods or services in respect of which it is not in fact registered, or to represent that registration of a trade mark given an exclusive right to the use thereof in any circumstances in which, having regard to limitations entered on the register, the registration does not, in fact, give that right. However, if a person makes a statement or representation that a mark is registered, without implying that it is registered in India and the mark indeed is registered in another country, then no fine will be issued. The mark must be in fact registered abroad and the reference to the foreign registration must be true.

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