Posts Tagged "Startups"

Trademark Rules 2017- The Top Six Changes

The Trade Mark Rule 2017 came into force on March 6, 2017 with several changes to the existing trademark practice. While there are numerous amendments, I’ve listed the top six changes Classification of Applicants The Trademark Rules 2017 has specified

Read More

Trade Marks Rules, 2017 – What it means for Startups & SME’s

The Controller of Patents, Designs and Trademarks through a public notice dated November 19, 2015 brought to the notice of the public the draft of the Trademarks Amendment Rules, 2015 proposing to amend the Trademark Rules, 2002 and had invited

Read More

Sole Proprietorship or incorporate my LLP/Pvt Ltd company in India

Image Designed by Freepik Starting your own business requires passion, zeal and aptitude for that business. But once you have decided to start on your own, there are a hundred and one questions zooming through your mind. This article aims

Read More

IP Office joins Startup India Campaign – Launches Scheme and Facilitators

Image from here Of late there has been a humongous upsurge in the number of Startups being launched in India, and alongside catching up pace, is the awareness about importance of protecting the intellectual property rights. The early stages in

Read More

Trademark and Startups: 4 Frequently Asked Questions

When starting a business I’m sure there are a multitude of questions that go through every entrepreneur’s mind. Barring the basic questions of whether or not to go ahead with launching something, on the trademark front there are a couple

Read More

Brainstorming to name your startup? Read on…

There was once a group of youngsters sitting in a café scribbling over their notepads, almost spilling the coffee in the heat of their arguments. They were in a heated brainstorming session regarding a suitable name for their startup. A

Read More

Why should you register your Trademark?

Trademarks are at the sine qua non of any business; right from your name or the logos representing your brand, to the names of specific products or services – any particular term or slogan that is unique to your business are the

Read More

The Curious Case of Indian Startups and Trademarks

I have a startup story and it’s not a pleasant one. So if you’re expecting to read tales of college grads hunched over laptops in a basement, who created something unique, got funded and are billionaires by the time they are twenty eight, stop reading right away.

Read More

How to file a trademark application in India?

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.

Read More

Choosing the right brand name for your startup

Identifying and choosing a suitable business/brand name is perhaps the first and the most important step towards creating your very own startup. A lot of time and effort goes into searching for and settling on a suitable name, and its equally, if not more important to protect that name. A brand name that you chose is not merely a name, but a reflection of the ideas, thoughts and relevance of the business symbolized by designs, logos, patterns, colours etc,.

Read More