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Trademark Filing with IPR Authority for Protection and Filing in Modern Business

Trademark Filing with IPR Authority for Protection and Filing in Modern Business

"If you're doing good work, securing it is essential."

In the dynamic world of business, safeguarding your hard-earned reputation is as crucial as the work itself. One effective way to protect your brand from unauthorized use and infringement is through trademark registration. In India, the government has streamlined the trademark registration process, making it accessible for entrepreneurs to secure their brands within a few months.

 

The Simplified Trademark Registration Process

Gone are the days of cumbersome paperwork during the trademark application process. Entrepreneurs, whether Indian citizens or foreign nationals, can easily register their trademarks in India. The registration fee for small businesses, startups, proprietorships, and individuals is Rs. 4500/-, while for others, it is Rs. 9500/-. Additionally, for categorization as a small enterprise, applicants need to provide the Industry Aadhaar Registration Certificate.

 

Required Documents for Trademark Filing

To initiate the trademark registration process, certain documents are essential:

  • Logo: Optionally, in black and white. If no logo is provided, a trademark application can be filed for the wordmark.

  • Form-48: A signed form authorizing a trademark attorney to file the application on behalf of the applicant.

  • Identity Proof: Proof of identity of the applicant.

  • Address Proof: Proof of the applicant's address.

  • Industry Aadhaar Registration: For enterprises seeking categorization as small enterprises.

  • MOA and AOA: In the case of a company, the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

  • Partnership Deed or LLP Agreement: In case of a partnership firm or LLP.

 

Trademark Classifications

Trademark applications are divided into 45 different categories, known as NICE classifications. These classifications include 34 categories under the goods section and 11 categories under the services section. Choosing the correct category is crucial during the registration process, as an incorrect classification can impact the entire registration process.

Online Application Submission

The 'Trademark Rules, 2017' provides guidelines for trademark registration applications. The prescribed form for trademark registration is TM-A. Applicants need to fill and sign Form TM-A, which can be submitted physically at the Trademark Registry office or online through the IP India website. In the case of companies, an authorized signatory or director should sign the form.

 

How Neusource Startup Minds India Ltd. Facilitates the Process

Neusource Startup Minds India Ltd. is at the forefront of assisting businesses and startups in various aspects of company registration, startup India initiatives, trademark registration, and brand protection. They offer comprehensive support, ensuring a smooth and efficient process for their clients.

Process After Filing a Trademark

Once the trademark application is filed, it undergoes a thorough examination by the Trademark Registry. The registry provides a written examination report to the applicant, indicating any reasons for potential rejection. The applicant has 30 days to respond to the report, addressing all objections raised by the Trademark Registry. Failure to respond within the stipulated time frame may result in the rejection of the application.

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, securing your brand through trademark registration is a crucial step in the modern business landscape. The simplified process, coupled with the support of organizations like Neusource Startup Minds India Ltd., makes it more accessible for businesses of all sizes to protect their intellectual property. As the business world evolves, staying ahead with a registered trademark ensures a strong foundation for growth.

20 Jan

Bindu Soni
Bindu Soni

To start a new business is easy, but to make it successful is difficult . So For success, choose the best." Be compliant and proactive from the beginning and choose NEUSOURCE as your guidance partner.

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