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Frequently Asked Questions


What is a trademark?

Trademark means any symbol, word, name, device, numerals or combination of both, which can be represented graphically can be registered as a trademark. A trademark is a unique symbol which distinguishes your goods or services from others. A Trademark is registered in India under Trademark Act, 1999, which allows the owner to enjoy exclusive ownership of the Brand Name/ Logo under which it is registered.

What is a trademark Class?

Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks has classified goods and services under 45 classes. Your application must mention the class/classes the goods/services represent. The trademark would be registered under those classes only.

Which trademarks cannot be registered?

Any trademark, which is identical or deceptively similar to an existing registered trademark or trademark for which application for registration has been made, cannot be registered. Also, a trademark that would likely cause deception or confusion or is offensive may not be registered. Geographical names, common names, common trade words and common abbreviation are not acceptable to Register a Trademark.

Which documents required for trademark registration?
A copy of the logo/trademark to be registered along with the address and identity proof of the trademark owner is required. In case of Company, the name of the Company along with its Certificate of Incorporation and Address proof is required along with Board Resolution to authorise the Director. Further, any documents to claim User Date, if any, are to be provided as proof.
How long does it take for the trademark to get registered?

Usually it takes at least 15 to 20 months for the registration of the Trademark applied, after which the owner can use (R) symbol beside the Trademark. However, as soon as Online TM Application is made, the applicant can start using the TM symbol. According to the verification procedure, the registration may get delayed.

Will the trademark be valid outside India?
The Online Trademark Application filed under Trademark Act, 1999 is verified and registered in India and will be valid only in India.
Should the trademark be filed in the own name or companies name?
Many start-ups register a Trademark in the name of the founder, while large businesses would prefer to do so in the name of the company. This is because the future of a start-up is always in doubt. If owned by the founder, the trademark would be valid regardless of the state of the company. A trademark license agreement is, however, needed in this case.
Is there a guarantee the trademark will be approved?
It depends entirely on the government's judgement. But if it is unique, it is highly likely that it will be granted.
How long is the trademark valid for?

The Registration is valid for 10 years from the date of application and may then be renewed for a period of 10 years within 6 months of the due date of expiry of the 10 years.

What is the process of Trademark being registered by the Ministry?

Trademark registration ordinarily composes of the following main components before the Trademark is granted:

  1. Application of Trademark in the right class and with the correct details
  2. Send to Vienna Codification - As soon as a new trade mark application is filed, a Vienna Code is assigned if the trade mark comprises figurative elements/logo. Vienna codification is done by the Registry so that trademark searches can be conducted for artworks/logos.
  3. Formalities Check – This is the first step of verifying the Trademark Application whereby The Trade Mark Registry usually checks if the basic requirements are met such as: whether the POA has been uploaded (when filed through an attorney) and whether appropriate translation/transliteration has been filed when the trademark is not in English/Hindi.
  4. Issue of Examination Report from the Ministry – On verification of basic details, the registry examines the application under various sections to see if the Trademark applied for would need any clarification under any of the Legal Sections of the Act. When they feel that any information is required, then they would issue an examination report with the relevant section to which a reply MUST be filed.
  5. Exam Report Issued / Accepted – After acceptance of the Trademark application or submission Examination Reply, as the case may be, if the registry is satisfied then they will proceed for the Trademark name or symbol or both to be published in the Trademark Journal
  6. "Advertised before acc" or "Advertised" or "Accepted & Advertised" – At this stage the trademarked name or logo or both are advertised in the Trademark journal and kept open for Objection for 4 months for any third party to oppose this Trademark. When any such objections are received, the status would change to Opposed – to which a proper reply should be filed.
  7. Registered – if no other objections, clarifications or oppositions are required to be addressed, the trademark application would be accepted and marked as ‘Registered’. This when the Trademark applicant can start using the ® symbol.
What is covered under Trademark Application service by LegalWiz.in?
The drafting of entire trademark application along with guidance for the appropriate classes and final filing using the Ministry Registered Attorney is covered under the service offering of Trademark Application.
What if my Trademark application is Objected after filing?

Trademark applications are first examined by the Ministry to see if any similar trademarks / trade names are already pending or registered with them. If they feel that there are such similarities, then the same is sent under the ‘Examination Report’ stage. On clearance of the examination stage, the ministry publishes the trademark in its Journal and keeps it open for objection by the public for 120 days. If any objections are received then the same is notified to the trademark applicants.

Legalwiz.in helps you reply to the examination report issued by the ministry as well as to file reply against objections received, if any, at a nominal cost.

What are the 45 classes under which Trademark application can be filed?

Trademarks are classified into 2 parts, first being for products and second for service oriented industries.

Product Classes -

  • Class 1 (Chemicals)
  • Class 2 (Paints)
  • Class 3 (Cosmetics and Cleaning Preparations)
  • Class 4 (Lubricants and Fuels)
  • Class 5 (Pharmaceuticals)
  • Class 6 (Metal Goods)
  • Class 7 (Machinery)
  • Class 8 (Hand Tools)
  • Class 9 (Electrical and Scientific Apparatus)
  • Class 10 (Medical Apparatus)
  • Class 11 (Environmental Control Apparatus)
  • Class 12 (Vehicles)
  • Class 13 (Firearms)
  • Class 14 (Jewellery)
  • Class 15 (Musical Instruments)
  • Class 16 (Paper Goods and Printed Matter)
  • Class 17 (Rubber Goods)
  • Class 18 (Leather Goods)
  • Class 19 (Non-metallic Building Materials)
  • Class 20 (Furniture and Articles Not Otherwise Classified)
  • Class 21 (Housewares and Glass)
  • Class 22 (Cordage and Fibers)
  • Class 23 (Yarns and Threads)
  • Class 24 (Fabrics)
  • Class 25 (Clothing)
  • Class 26 (Fancy Goods)
  • Class 27 (Floor Coverings)
  • Class 28 (Toys and Sporting Goods)
  • Class 29 (Meats and Processed Foods)
  • Class 30 (Staple Foods)
  • Class 31 (Natural Agricultural Products)
  • Class 32 (Light Beverages)
  • Class 33 (Wines and Spirits)
  • Class 34 (Smokers' Articles)

Services Oriented Classes -

  • Class 35 (Advertising and Business and Trading)
  • Class 36 (Insurance and Financial)
  • Class 37 (Building, Construction and Repair)
  • Class 38 (Telecommunication)
  • Class 39 (Transportation and Storage)
  • Class 40 (Treatment of Materials)
  • Class 41 (Education and Entertainment)
  • Class 42 (Computer, Scientific and Legal)
  • Class 43 (Hotels and Restaurants)
  • Class 44 (Medical, Beauty, and Agricultural)
  • Class 45 (Personal and Social Services)
Can an applicant apply in more than 1 class?
Absolutely, the applicant can apply in any number of classes that are necessary to protect the brand based on the current and future businesses of the applicant.
What is the government fees for Single Class TM Application vs Multi Class Applications?
For the Ministry the fees is levied on the basis of ‘Number of Classes Applied’ and not ‘Number of Applications’. For Individual or StartUps, fo each class the government fees of Rs. 4,500 is to be paid. For all other cases, the goverment fees of Rs. 9000 is to be paid. For example, if an individual applies for a trademark application under 3 classes would have a government fees of Rs. 13,500 (4,500 x 3).
If I register my Brand Name & Logo, would they be considered as 2 applications or 1 application?
The ministry accepts application containing the Logo & Brand name as 1 application if both of them are submitted together in one image. Hence, the charge for single application would apply. Separate filings can also be done in case the applicant wants to change the logo or the brand name in the future and retain the other.
How does my start up qualify for 50% Rebate on Government fees?
If you have valid documents issued by Start up India (an initiative by Government of India), your start up gets qualified to avail 50% rebate on government fees.

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Registration of a trademark gives the owner a legal right, protection from free riders and exclusivity, it is an intangible asset for any company or person that gets his/her trademark registered. Online Trademark Registration services aims to ease the procedure of Trademark Search and Trademark Registration in India by making online TM application to Register a Trademark. At LegalWiz.in, we cater to customers who are looking for a better, faster and affordable online service to register a trademark online in India, as per the Trade Marks Act, 1999. We guarantee highest quality standard backed by 100% customer satisfaction. Our team of qualified professionals are always at your service to handle all the matters in order to register a Trademark putting you and your company at ease. We would see that all the legal and administrative aspects of online Trademark Registration of your Brand Name are taken care of. To apply for trademark online, you need to spare less than 15 minutes. All you need to do is provide answers to a few simple questions and documents related to your company, and the rest would be taken care by the LegalWiz.in team. Subject matter experts are available on call or via email to answer your queries. We also provide a full spectrum of post online TM Application services related to Trademark Objection, Trademark Renewal, Trademark Assignment, Copyright Registration, Personalized Legal Document Drafting, Accounting and Bookkeeping Services, etc. We offer services through an online model and a network of trusted affiliates across all major cities in India including Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Vadodara, Kolkata, Chennai, Noida, Gurgaon and others.

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