Thursday, 21 May 2015

How can I register a brand name or a trademark in India?

In India brand name can be registered under the Trademark Law which provides for trademark registration. The various steps involved in registering a trademark are:

  1. Searching for a unique and distinctive brand name;
  2. Filing trademark application in the relevant class (es) with the Registry- which can be done manually at the appropriate Trademark Office or can be filed online at .
  3. Prosecution of trademark application and meeting of objections raised by the Registry i.e. examination of trademark application;
  4. Publication of Trademark Application in the Trademark Journal;
  5. If no opposition is filed within the stipulated period then mark is registered;
  6. Registered trademark is to be renewed in every 10 years;

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