Trademark
Registrations In
India - Five Things
You SHOULD Know
It is an inevitable requirement that every
entrepreneur sho...
It not just cost them the name
but also wads of cash.
O This brings us to one of the most important
considerations for any...
Five Things You Should Know
Accuprosys.com 4
1. It is not mandatory to file a
trademark registration application in
India.
O Yes! In India, it is not mandatory to file...
You can however call for a common law action against
someone using your unregistered trademark, but then seeking
action ag...
2. Knowing the benefits of a registered
trademark will make you feel it a necessity!
O Getting a trademark protects the go...
3. Getting a trademark in India
does not take infinity
O Once you register for a trademark, it is
usually granted within a...
The entire
process of
trademark
registration in
India might take
as long as 36
months in some
cases, but not
infinity!
The...
It is advisable to seek the help
of an intellectual property
attorney before filing an
application to make sure you
aren't...
4. E-filing a trademark application
is the better option.
O Electronic filing of application for trademark
registration in...
5. Unregistered trademarks –
The Rabbit in the Cap
O For businesses that are just starting out, getting a
registered trade...
For important facts on trademarks for small
businesses, here's a must watch video – “Basic
facts about trademarks: What ev...
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  1. 1. Trademark Registrations In India - Five Things You SHOULD Know It is an inevitable requirement that every entrepreneur should be well versed with corporate legalities. 1Accuprosys.com
  2. 2. It not just cost them the name but also wads of cash. O This brings us to one of the most important considerations for any startup – trademarks, patents and IP infringements. O At any point of time, there are numerous startups unexpectedly losing money in lawsuits costing thousands and lakhs of rupees for IP infringement. Accuprosys.com 3
  3. 3. Five Things You Should Know Accuprosys.com 4
  4. 4. 1. It is not mandatory to file a trademark registration application in India. O Yes! In India, it is not mandatory to file a trademark application for registration. O However, without registering for a trademark, you cannot actually own your mark or brand name. Accuprosys.com 5
  5. 5. You can however call for a common law action against someone using your unregistered trademark, but then seeking action against offenders for using a registered trademark is easier and less expensive than for an unregistered trademark. Accuprosys.com 6 O Trademark registration in India is done by submitting an application to the Registrar of Trademarks through a Trademark registry office. O The office is headquartered in Mumbai and also has branches in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.
  6. 6. 2. Knowing the benefits of a registered trademark will make you feel it a necessity! O Getting a trademark protects the goodwill of your business and ensures that its products are distinguishable from others. O It is an evidence of brand ownership and sends out the signal – 'use me and you are sued mister!!' - for anyone who intends to use your brand identity for their benefit. Accuprosys.com 7
  7. 7. 3. Getting a trademark in India does not take infinity O Once you register for a trademark, it is usually granted within a year. O There is a stipulated period of 90 days within which if no third party raises an opposition, the trademark application is accepted by the Registrar. Accuprosys.com 9
  8. 8. The entire process of trademark registration in India might take as long as 36 months in some cases, but not infinity! The registration is valid for ten years and can be extended to another ten years upon renewal. Accuprosys.com 10
  9. 9. It is advisable to seek the help of an intellectual property attorney before filing an application to make sure you aren't filing for something that will definitely be rejected. Accuprosys.com 11
  10. 10. 4. E-filing a trademark application is the better option. O Electronic filing of application for trademark registration in India is a new and convenient service offered by the trademark registration office. O By e-filing, you will get your trademark application number immediately and the registration process is faster. O You can ensure an error free filing of your application and can also check its status regularly. Accuprosys.com 12
  11. 11. 5. Unregistered trademarks – The Rabbit in the Cap O For businesses that are just starting out, getting a registered trademark may be a bit heavy on the finances. O They can choose to go for unregistered trademarks that are a cheaper alternative. O Although an unregistered trademark does not give you complete ownership, some sort of protection is better than none at all. O So don't forget to talk to your intellectual property attorney about it. Accuprosys.com 13
  12. 12. For important facts on trademarks for small businesses, here's a must watch video – “Basic facts about trademarks: What every small business should know now, not later”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHDRV 2NTSEk&list=PLathjuRpFNnJ2LuutJxSYDm TD7rA07qA1&index=1 Accuprosys.com 14
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