Trademark Registration India – Trademark is a word or symbol that distinguishes the goods or services of one business organization from those of its competitors, or for example Maruti v. Hyundai or Hero Motors v. Enfield. Trademark registration helps to identify products of a business and goodwill/ reputation attached to it. Therefore, it is necessary to protect it by the registration of the same. Get an online instant Quote now !
An unregistered Trademark can also be protected by bringing an action for Passing-Off, but trademark registration offers prima-facie evidence as to the protected rights. Trademark is different from Copyrights and Patents. A Trademark protects brand names/logos used for products and services, Copyright protects artistic, literary or musical work. A patent protects an invention.
Trademark registration can be done for any:
- With a tagline
- In Color or otherwise
The Trademark registration is regulated by the Trademark Act, 1999. An application is made in Form TM-A in triplicate to the Trade Mark Registry along with an additional representation of the Trademark. Though an application can be made online as well at the Trademark Registry website. The official fees are Rs 5,000 for Individuals/ MSME and Rs 10,000 for others (Less 10%, if filed online).
The Trademark application can be submitted over the counter along with the prescribed fees at any of the following jurisdictions, i.e. location of the various Trademark registries in India:
Trade Marks Registry, Mumbai (Head Office)
Intellectual Property Bhavan, Near Antop Hill Head Post Office,
S.M. Road , Antop Hill, Mumbai 400037
Tel: 022-2410 1144, 24101177, 24148251, 24112211
Fax: 24120808, 24132295
Jurisdiction: State of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Goa
Trade Marks Registry, Delhi
Intellectual Property Bhavan, Plot NO.32, Section 14, Dwarka, Delhi
Tel. 011-28082915/ 16/17 Fax:
Jurisdiction: State of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Union Territory of Delhi and Chandigarh
Trade Marks Registry, Kolkata,
CP-2, Sector V, 5th floor, I.P.Bhavan, Salt Lake,
Jurisdiction: State of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim , Tripura and Union Territory of Nagaland, Andamar & Nicobar Island.
Trade Marks Registry, Ahmedabad,
15/27 National Chambers, 1st floor,
Jurisdiction: The state of Gujarat and Rajasthan and Union Territory of Damman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Trade Marks Registry, Chennai
IP building, GST Road, Guindy
Tele: 044-22502041, Fax : 044-22502042
Jurisdiction: The state of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Union Territory of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep Island.
In case the Trademark applied is similar to some existing Trademark or otherwise violates provisions of Trademark Law, the same is objected by the registry. But otherwise, on acceptance of the Application, it is advertised in the Trade Mark Journal inviting oppositions from the interested parties. But in case, no objections/opposition is received, the same is entered in the Register of Trade Mark by the Trade Mark Registry.
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