An entity's trademark is a special, one-of-a-kind sign used to identify its products or services. They can be expressions, pictures, designs, or signs. It is significant because it sets your products apart from those of your rivals. It very well may be related to your image or item. Trademarks are delegated licensed innovation and in this manner are safeguarded from encroachment. Reserve and its privileges are safeguarded by the Trademark Act, 1999.

To get the security of a trademark right one needs to enrol the trademark. It is critical to enlist your brand name since it keeps others from replicating your imprint and distorting different items with your imprint. Customers can easily identify a brand and its value by looking at a trademark, such as Nike's tick logo or Puma's jumping wildcat.

Not at all patents, trademark doesn't have a constraint period. Where a patent lapses in 20 years a brand name enrollment terminates following 10 years of its enlistment, yet dissimilar to patent, trademark can be restored again for an additional 10 years. This cycle can be endlessly finished meaning as long as you continue to reestablish the brand name it won't terminate and will keep on being under the insurance of the act.


By trademarking your organisation name, you are safeguarding the brand, its standing, and your thoughts, all of which you without a doubt contributed a lot of blood, sweat, and tears dealing with. And keeping in mind that the reserving system itself will take time in all areas considered, nothing would be more regrettable than not safeguarding your image and possibly be confronted with an encroachment claim from a bigger organisation.

You can trademark any one of them or combination of the following:-

  1. Word
  2. Letter
  3. Number
  4. Graphics
  5. Phase
  6. Soundmark
  7. Logo
  8. Smell or mix of colours


The trademark registry  was laid out in 1940 then came the Trademark Act which was passed in 1999. As of now, the trademark registry fills in as the activity or practical body of the act. Or on the other hand it can likewise be supposed to be working next to each other. As a working body, the trademark registry executes every one of the standards and guidelines of the brand name regulation in India.

The Head Office of the trademark registry  is in Mumbai and it has branch workplaces in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Kolkata. While enrolling a trademark it is enlisted under the Trademark Act, 1999 and then the registry of trademark registers it. In this cycle, the registry will check whether the enlisting mark meets every one of the states of the act prior to enrolling it.



STEP 1. EXPLORING TRADEMARK- Numerous entrepreneurs don't understand the significance of a trademark search. Having a remarkable trademark as a primary concern isn't sufficient motivation to keep away from a trade mark search. You can use a trademark search to find out if there are any trademarks that are similar to yours and to get a good idea of where your trademark stands.

STEP 2. FILING APPLICATION OF TRADEMARK- After you are certain that your picked brand name or logo isn't recorded in the Trademark Registry India, you can decide on enrolling something very similar. The initial step is to document a trademark application at the Trademark Registry India. Most filings are now done online. When the application is recorded, an authority receipt is quickly given for future reference.

STEP 3. EXAMINATION- The examiner looks at a trademark application for any discrepancies after it is filed. The assessment could require around 12-18 months. The inspector could acknowledge the trademark totally, restrictively or object.

Whenever acknowledged genuinely, the trademark gets distributed in the trademark register. In the event that is not acknowledged genuinely, the circumstances to be satisfied or the protests would be referenced in the assessment report and a month's time would be given to satisfy the circumstances or reaction to the complaints.

The trademark is published in the Trademark Journal once this response is accepted. On the off chance that the reaction isn't acknowledged, one can demand a consultation. Assuming in the meeting, the analyst feels that the trademark ought to be permitted enlistment, it continues for distribution in the trademark journal.

STEP 4. PUBLICATION- The step of distribution is consolidated in the trademark enlistment process with the goal that anybody who objects to the enrolling of the trademark has the chance to go against something similar. In the event that, following 3-4 months from distribution there is no resistance, the trademark continues for enrollment. In the event that there is resistance; there is a fair hearing and choices are given by the registrar.

STEP 5. CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION- When the application continues for trademark registration , following distribution in the trademark journal, a registration certificate under the seal of the trademark Office is given.

STEP 6. RENEWAL- After ten years, the trademark can be renewed for next 10 years. Consequently, your logo or brand name  enrollment can be safeguarded perpetually.

As seen from the abovementioned, brand name enlistment in India process doesn't need a lot of exertion. It is a basic interaction yet one which is in any case vital for brand name enlistment.


  1. LEGAL PROTECTION- Upon trademark enlistment, trademarks are delegated to licensed innovation and are accordingly safeguarded from encroachment. trademark enrollment additionally presents a restrictive right to the utilisation of the brand name corresponding to the "Class" of merchandise or administration it addresses. Whenever you have documented the brand name application, the Image "TM" can be utilised with your items. The image "R" can be placed into utilisation solely after you have acquired enrollment of your brand name.
  2. DIFFERENTIATION OF PRODUCT- Trademark enrollments are particular to the labour and products they address. Trademark will empower separation of your item as against the results of your rivals. Likewise, since trademark enlistment will be legitimate for the whole class of labour and products so addressed, it will help in particularly recognizing your items. Clients exceptionally distinguish items conveying different brand names, subsequently making a client base for your item.
  3. RECOGNITION OF BRAND- Clients partner an item's exhibition, quality, highlights, etc with the organisation making such items. They typically use the logo, which is a registered trademark, to identify the product. Trademark enrollment works with memorability for your labour and products. It likewise makes generosity related to the brand. In this way, your image is perceived as well as conveys a market esteem over the long run.
  4. EXPANSION OF BUSINESS- Brand names joined up and associated with your things further develop your overall business worth. Image name conveys the quality attestation, specific features of the things and affiliation's primary objective. Brand names add to the improvement of the business. They help with holding unfaltering clients and defend the philanthropy of the business.

    Article By 

 Prateek Thakur, a legal Intern at Corpzo

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