Trademarks are symbols that are used to identify the item, product, or service unique from other companies. They can be any image, graphics, design, expressions, or signs. Trademark registration uniquely identify the particular company from other companies. Trademark Act, 1999 protects the rights. To get the protection you have to register the rights for a certain company. Once you get the protection, no one can copy your mark and cannot misrepresent your product. Trademark registration helps you in recognizing your brand in one look. They do not have any validity as patents. Patents expire after 20 years of their registration.
Trademarking a Brand Name:
You can get protection for your company and its reputation.
You can trademark any one of the following:
– Sound Mark
– Smell or a mix of colors
Who Can Apply?
Any person can get registered for a business. The person whose name is mentioned is the owner of that trademark.
Benefits of Registration in India
- Legal protection
- Product differentiation
- Brand recognition
- Creation of an asset
- Business valuation and goodwill
- Business expansion
Documents Required for Trademark Registration
Initially, you have to provide us with the following details:
- Applicant’s name
- Business type
- Business objectives
- Brand/logo/slogan name
- Registration address
The documents required are:
- Signed Form-48
- Identification proof of the signatory
- Address proof of the signatory
- Business proof (depends on the type of business)
- Udyog Aadhar/MSME registration certificate (optional)