Trademark is a unique element that helps you identify your company in the market, and protect you from identity theft. ClearTax can now help you with trademark renewal, document follow-up and expert advice.
A trademark is for your brand name or logo which identifies your product or services. It can be a word, letter, number, phrase, symbol, shape or combination thereof. A unique brand name or logo is used to differentiate your product/service as distinct from others in the industry. To secure legal protection for your brand name or logo you need to get it registered. On receiving ™ Application number you can start using ™ .
Any trademark, which is identical or deceptively similar to an existing registered trademark or trademark for which application for registration has been made, cannot be registered. Also trademark that would likely cause deception or confusion or is offensive may not be registered. Geographical names, common names, common trade words and common abbreviation can also not be registered as a trademark.
Getting trademark registered has a number of business benefits such as
Yes, one can register a trademark before even starting a business.
No. Trademark is territorial in nature that means if you get trademark in India then it will be valid for India only.
The registered trademark is valid for 10 years from the date of filing of application. The trademark can be renewed further.