Trademark registration is a type of intellectual property protection, under which a word or visual symbol used by a business to distinguish its goods or services from other similar goods or services originating from a different business can be protected. To register a trademark, a trademark application must be filed by the applicant with the relevant Trade Mark Registrar in the prescribed format. Once a trademark application is filed, the Trade Marks Registrar would process the application and provide registration under the Trade Mark Act. On registration of a trademark, the R symbol can be used along with the trademark and the registration is valid for a period of 10 years. During registration, in case of infringement of trademark, a suit can be filed to prevent misuse of the mark.
We at SUJATA ASSOCIATES offer you a variety of services like company registration, trademark filing, tax registration, tax filing and capital syndication. We can help you renew an existing trademark. The average time taken to draft and file a trademark renewal is about 5 - 10 working days, subject to government processing time and client document submission.
Filing a trademark renewal application extends the protection by another 10 years.Trademark registration are valid for a period of 10 years and must be renewed before expiry. Our professionals can ensure your trademark is renewed and protection for the mark is extended as per the Trade Mark Act of India.
Trade Mark Journal is an official gazette of the Trade Marks Registry. If a Trademark Examiner determines that a trademark application can be granted registration , the application is advertised in the Trademark Journal. While the application is advertised, all persons have an opportunity to oppose the registration of the mark.
Post filing of a trademark renewal, it is important to periodically check the status of the trademark renewal application until its processing on the Government side. Trademark renewal sometimes requires various time-bound response or action from the applicant. Hence, it's important to continually check the status of the application and take required action until registration.
Trademark Act provides legal protection for all registered trademarks. Legal remedy is available in case of infringement by any person or entity. A person is punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to three years and with fine which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to two lakh rupees for trademark infringement.