It takes a great deal of hard work and resources to build a brand. Hence, It is important to make sure that you have exclusive ownership to use the logo, slogan, shape and packaging of goods, sound, smell, colour combinations or anything else that gives your brand a distinct identity. Trademark Act, 1999 allows you to register a trademark in India. It makes way for exclusive ownership rights and restricts all others from its usage and thereby benefitting the owner of the registered mark.
Application for logo registration can be done quickly and online. One can start using a “TM” symbol as soon as the application is made. However, TM registration process takes up to 15-18 months. It includes various processes for validating original ownership of the mark. Trademark registration in India is going through many innovative changes. Consider this – one can now avail trademark for Unconventional Marks through which even a distinct sound can now be registered as a trademark in India.
Experts at LegalWiz.in file more than 1,000 trademark applications every year. We represent clients in all major cities of India including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai and more.
1. Proof of Applicant
PAN Card and Address Proof of Applicant
Certificate of registration (other than an Individual applicant)
2. Brand Name & Logo
The logo must contain the Brand Name applied to register a Trademark
3. User Affidavit
If a specific user date is to be claimed, the user affidavit is also required to be submitted
4. Proof of TM Use
To claim specific user date, documentary proof such as invoices, registration certificates, etc. with the brand name should also be provided
5. MSME / Start-up Recognition
Partnership firm, body corporates (other than an individual) can provide a certificate of registration under MSME or Start-up India scheme to avail 50% rebate on the Government fee
6 Signed Form TM – 48
TM-48 is a legal document that allows the attorney to file the trademark on your behalf with the trademark registry. The document will be prepared by LW professionals for the signature