INDIA TRADEMARK REGISTRATION
“What is Trademark registration and why is it necessary?”
Advancement in technology and standard of living in India has ushered a new era; giving rise to millions of new business opportunities. Every business has a unique name, logo, idea and brand image which when represented visually is called a ‘Trademark’.
A Trademark (popularly known as brand name) in layman’s language is a visual symbol which may be a word signature, name, figurative trademark, label, numerals or combination of colors used by one undertaking on goods or services or other articles of commerce to distinguish it from other similar goods or services originating from a different undertaking.
Legal laws do not allow two businesses to have same or even similar Trademarks. And hence, to safeguard your business from unnecessary legal predicaments, it is inevitable to do Trademark Registration.
Trademarks in India are registered by the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
Registering a company name with the Registrar of Companies (ROC) is not enough to protect your trademark. It’s important that you register your trademark
with the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks to protect your identity where all your investments are present by way of goodwill,
reputation and brand building.
Trademarks are registered under the Trademark Act, 1999 and provide the trademark owner with a right to sue for damages when infringements
of trademarks occur. Trademark owners can use TM once the application is accepted by the authority and the marks are published in the Trademark Gazette for
opposition from general public and ® can be used once the registration is complete. A registered business trademark will save you lots of hassles and prevents
loss of revenue due to malpractices.
Each Trademark registration is valid for 10 years and will lapse if not renewed. The registration can be renewed for additional periods of up to 10 years,
following the payment of the renewal fees
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