My earlier post on how to register a trademark in India discussed the requirements and in brief the options you have to file an application for registration of a trademark in India. Over the last few weeks I have been receiving several emails and messages from entrepreneurs and start-ups enquiring about how the trademark registration process works in India and why even an IT major would find the Indian online trademark filing system complicated. Unfortunately I do not have an easy answer but I do have a solution which I hate myself for obvious reasons, is to go for a paper filing. So in this post I will discuss on preparing and filing your paper trademark application.
A trademark that has been registered is valid for the goods or services that it has been applied for.If I file a trademark WONKZOO for legal services, aside from the fact that I may be committing professional suicide I need to decide which class of goods I have to file the trademark in. A trademark can be applied for, in one or more classes.Figuring out what specifications to apply the trademark for requires a certain amount of planning and thought.
While the Indian Trademark Office has been constantly trying to complete the mammoth task of clearing several thousands of trademark applications pending before it at various stages of prosecution, fulfilling the following steps would help you to protect your trademark in India quickly and cost effectively.
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