Before filing a trademark application, it is necessary to identify the classes in which you wish to seek protection for your trademark. An application should be made in the relevant classes of current goods/services as well as in classes where there is intent to use. All goods and services are divided into 45 classes.
The trade mark status in the Indian Trade Mark Registry website shows as “Registered” when the trade mark registration certificate has been issued by the Registrar. The applicant becomes the registered owner and is entitled to use the ® symbol next to its trade mark. The registered owner can take infringement action against the use
The trade mark status in the Indian Trade Mark Registry website shows as “Abandoned” when the applicant failed to respond within the stipulated time period prescribed under the Act. The trade mark application could be “Abandoned” due to lack of prosecution by the Applicant such as when: No response has been filed to a deficiency
The trade mark status in the Indian Trade Mark Registry website shows as “Refused” when the Registrar/Examiner has refused a trade mark application after considering or hearing the applicant’s response to an examination report. The trade mark status could also show as “Refused” pursuant to a successful opposition by a third party against the registration
What is a trademark? A trademark is generally referred to as a “brand” or “logo”.A trademark can be a word, symbol, logo, brand name, wrapper, packaging labels, tagline or a combination of these and are used by manufacturers or merchants or service providers to identify their own goods and/or services. It is used to distinguish
Upon filing of the application, the registry will issue us with an official receipt with the filing date and number allotted to the application. The application is then formally examined by the Indian Trade Marks Office, as to its inherent registrability and/or any similarity with existing marks. If an objection to registration is raised, an