Frequently Asked Questions
Below is information relating to some of the common ways in which a Trademark services are required. Click on one of the links below to jump to that section.
What is a trademark?
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 the owners’ goods or services from those of its competitors and is something that will be distinctive of just one trader. Properly used and promoted, a Trademark may become the most valuable asset of a business.
What are the advantages of obtaining trademark registration?
Important asset for your business or company and contributes to the goodwill generated.
- Gives you stronger enforceable rights to prevent others from using the trademark in connection with the goods or services for which it is registered.
- Trademarks can be sold, licensed or assigned.
- Registration usually covers the whole of India.
My Company Name is already registered under the Companies Act. Why should I go for trademark registration of my company name/trade name?
Registrations of Company Names, Business Names or Domain Names do not provide ownership or a monopoly right in a name as do trademark registrations.
How do I find out whether a trademark / brand name is already registered in India?
search of the Indian Trademark Registry database will indicate whether there are any marks identical or deceptively similar to your trademark in India. The trademark search can be conducted in the official Trade Mark Registry website in India at https://ipindiaonline.gov.in/tmrpublicsearch/frmmain.aspx
Do you provide services on weekends?
Yes but in exceptional cases.
The status of my trademark application is "Marked for Exam". What does it mean?
The status shows as “Marked for Exam” when the trademark application has been assigned to an Examiner. The trademark would be examined as to its registrability under the various Sections of the Trade Marks Act. An examination report is then issued either accepting the trademark for publication or raising objections as to its registrability. At this stage, the applicant needs to wait for the examination report to be issued.
Can I Come To Your Location?
Yes , The addresses displayed in our ads and on our website are for written correspondences and mailing purposes only. Our service is strictly mobile and by appointment only.
What is the validity of a trademark registration?
Once the trademark is registered, it is valid for a period of 10 years from the date of application. The registration can then be renewed indefinitely as long as the renewal fees are paid every 10 years.
How Much Do You Charge For Your Services?
Our fees vary based on what service(s) you require as well as your location and availability of our trademarking/service providers in your area. Please fill out an online request or call +91 9540 295 932 for a free estimate.
How long does it take to register a trademark?
Trademark Registration is a lengthy process and it takes around 18-24 months to obtain registration in a straight-forward case, without any objections or oppositions. However, the trademark application number is usually issued within one or 2 days after filing.
Is trademark registration valid for lifetime or needs renewal on regular interval?
No, A Trademark registration is valid for ten years and after that, it needs a renewal.
What if i forgot to renew my trademark registration on time?
Don’t worry, Even after the due date of renewal you still have a time of 1 year from the due date of renewal of renew the same.
After removal of trademark from the trademark register, Is there any way to revive the same?
No, After removal there is no option to revive the same, you need to file the trademark a fresh.