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Importance of Trademark and Registration process in India

Importance of Trademarks, registration procedure in india


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Importance of Trademark and Registration process in India

  1. 1. Importance of Trade Mark and registration process in India Sarthak Saran Associate Partner Web: www.bananaIP.com Blog: www.sinapseblog.com (Formerly BrainLeague IP)
  2. 2. What is a Trade Mark? • A Brand name – that promotes the image of a company and its range of goods & services • A sign distinguishing goods or services produced or sold by one enterprise (from those of other enterprises) 2
  3. 3. Value of Trademark • A marketing tool • A source of revenue through licensing • A crucial component of franchising agreements • Useful for obtaining banks or third part finance • A valuable business asset 3
  4. 4. Most Valuable Trade Marks Global Brand Scoreboard : 2015 1. Apple- 145.3$ billion 2. Microsoft- 69.3$ billion 3. Google- 65.6$ billion 4. Coca Cola – 56 $ billion 5. IBM – 49.8$ billion 4
  5. 5. What kind of Trade Mark should be adopted? • Fanciful Example: Doreamon for entertainment shows, Kodak for camera • Arbitrary Example: Apple for computers and mobile phones • Should not be generic Example: Computer software, Facial tissues for any business • Should not be descriptive Example: Shoeland for Shoe Store 5
  6. 6. Due Diligence Search • Trademark Office database: www.ipindia.nic.in http://ipindiaservices.gov.in/tmrpublicsearch/frmmain.aspx • Common law database: Google and other search engines 6
  7. 7. Trade Mark Classification Total number of classes – 45 as per the Trade Marks Rule 2002 • Manufacturing & distribution- Class 1 to 34 • Service – Class 35 to 45 7
  8. 8. Procedure in India  Search  Filing application  Examination of the trade mark  Response to examination report  Hearing  Acceptance / Advertise before acceptance  Publication for 4 months  Opposition  Registration  Renewal within 10 year from the date of filing
  9. 9. Flow Chart for Trade Mark registration 9
  10. 10. Filing requirements • Name of the Trade mark • Date of first use / Propose to be used • Applicant details • Power of Attorney • Goods/ services description
  11. 11. Location & Jurisdiction of Trademark Registry • Mumbai - State of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Goa • Delhi - State of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Union territory of Delhi and Chandigarh • Kolkata – State of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura and Union territory of Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Island • Ahmedabad – Gujarat and Rajasthan and Union territory of Damman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli • Chennai – Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Union territory of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep Island 11
  12. 12. Trade Mark Notice • For unregistered marks - • For registered marks - 12
  13. 13. Thank You Sarthak Saran Associate Partner Email: sarthak@bananaip.com

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