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Trademark Registration in India!!!

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A trademark is any word , letter,   symbol or a combination of all these
which is used on the product in order to differentiate it from the
product of another manufacturer. The trademark is a distinctive mark of
the producer and is useful for marketing the product.


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A trademark is any word , letter,   symbol or a combination of all these
which is used on the product in order to differentiate it from the
product of another manufacturer. The trademark is a distinctive mark of
the producer and is useful for marketing the product. Trademarks can be
registered by any person so as to gain exclusive rights over its usage.
For gaining such exclusive rights the person needs to first register the
trademark with the concerned authorities. India like all countries has
certain rules for trademarks registration in India.

There are five offices across India for registration of trademarks and
these are located at Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkota, Ahmedabad and Delhi. A
person can submit the application for registration of trademark to any of
the offices depending upon where he resides and where the office of the
business is located. For the purpose of trademarks registration in
Chennai , one has to submit the application in the prescribed format
alongwith the fees to the office of the Deputy Registrar of Trademarks.
All details for the registration of trademarks at Chennai may be obtained
from the Office of the Deputy Registrar of Trademarks , Trade Marks
Registry, Rajaji Bhavan , Chennai.

How to file trademark application in India
All matters related to trademarks is governed by The Trade Marks Act,
1999. It is advisable to conduct a good survey of trademarks before
submitting the form for registration as it can be rejected in case there
is a similar trademark already existing. The procedure for the
registration of a trademark involves the filing of the application in the
prescribed Form TM-1 alongwith the prescribed fee of Rs. 2500/-. The next
step would involve the processing of the application by the concerned
authorities to ascertain the validity of the mark . If it is found that
no similar trademark exists and that the application can be approved then
it is published in the Trade Marks Journal for others to contest. If it
is found that nobody has contested the mark , then it is approved and a
certificate is issued to validate it. If under any circumstances the
application is rejected the applicant still has some hope left as he can
make an appeal to the Intellectual Property Appellate Board.
The term “TM” written on a product signifies that the particular
trademark is registered and is protected under the law. After a trademark
is registered the owner must see to it that he renews it regularly
(validity is only for a period of 10 years) . The registration of a
trademark only provides protection in India and does not hold good in any
foreign country. For protection of a trademark the owner must register it
in that particular country.

Registering your trademark is a good idea as your customers identify or
distinguish your product from those of another producer through the
trademark . Therefore, it would be advisable to get legal protection to
protect your identity.

				
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