14 Nov 2019Posted By: Mudit Handa

All you need to know about Business Trademark Registration

It is a universally acknowledged truth that a unique and inimitable Brand logo is today’s most valuable asset for a business entity. It is the unique Brand logo through which your targeted clients can swiftly and easily recognize your product or service from those of your competitors playing in the same market.  

It can never be denied that these days business has become intricate like never before. In today’s era of globalization, the competition gets tough with the expansion of the business. Many of the new entrepreneurs in the market might tend to exploit the well-established brands so as to establish themselves among their customers.

Here trademark registration plays the role of a worthwhile tool for a growing business. A registered trademark will act as a legal shield that will defend the brand name from being misused or plagiarized by others.

In today’s age of cut-throat competition, a Trademark registration is not just a perk for a business entity but is also a necessity. Trademark registration is indeed a sure shot solution to all unwelcome conflicts or controversies that might arise among any two business concerns. 

1. What is a business trademark and what does it protect?

A trademark may be a phrase, logo, design, image, color or combination of colors or shapes, etc. and that depict the uniqueness of a brand or the product and differentiate from competitors. It is a globally acknowledged trademark is the most valuable asset of a business. With a registered trademark, you own the ownership of your brand name and can legally sue from any infringement by a copycat.

2. When should you trademark your business name?

The trademark registration should be done before you launch a brand new product into the market. This will save your brand name from misuse by others, well in advance.

3. Which department is responsible for trademark registration in India?

The government body designated for the trademark registration in India is the Intellectual Property India, which comes under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

4. How much does it cost to trademark a business name and logo?

The government fees for trademark registration in India is INR 4,500/- for a single class. This multiplies with the increase in the number of trademark classes, a business wants to apply.

  • The government fees for trademark registration in 2 classes shall be INR 9,000/-.

  • The government fees for trademark registration in 2 classes shall be INR 13,500/-.

5. How can I get to know the status of a trademark application?

Everyone knows that the complete trademark registration process is very lengthy and goes through various successive stages. Often this takes many months. 

Once your trademark application has been made, now the obvious question is whether the trademark has been registered or not. To know this thing, you need to regularly track the status of your trademark application. There are simple steps to be followed to easily view the status of your trademark application.

Learn how to Track trademark application status.

6. How much time does it take for Trademark registration?

The Trademark application process can be made within the same day. Upon the Trademark application process, the applicant can use the symbol over their brand. However, the complete process of trademark registration in India ranges from 18 to 24 months. After the entire trademark registration process, the applicant can use the ® symbol over their brand.

If you need any sort of further assistance regarding the process of online Trademark Registration, please feel free to contact us at 8881-069-069.

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