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The Indian law of trademarks is enshrined the new Trade Marks Act, 1999 came into force with effect from September 15, 2003. The old Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958 was repealed at the same time. The new Trademarks Act of 1999 is in line with the WTO recommendations and is in conformity with the TRIPS Agreement to which India is a signatory.
A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in buisness to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods. In short, a trademark is a brand name.
A service mark is any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce, to identify and distinguish the services of one provider from services provided by others, and to indicate the source of the services.
You may conduct a search on Trademark Registry website by paying online. But, you should be familiar with the Trademark/Servicemark classification codes as the search engine display results based on classification of goods/services.
Yes. You may conduct a search online by visiting Trademark Registry website TMR India. The search engine displays records based on classification of goods/services.
Only the owner of the trademark may file an application for its registration. A Trademark Attorney with a Power of Authority on behalf of a owner can file the application.
It is difficult to predict how long it will take for an application to mature into a registration. Generally, an applicant will receive a filing receipt almost instantly if the application is filed online, or approximately two weeks after filing on paper. The filing receipt will include the Application number of the application. All future correspondence with the Trademark Office must include this application number. You should receive a response from the Office within approximately three months from filing the application. However, the total time for an application to be processed may be anywhere from almost a year to several years, depending on the basis for filing and the legal issues that may arise in the examination of the application. Current status information on trademark applications and registrations may be obtained through the TMR India’s Trademark Applications Status Database.
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