However, such an IP Right originating from the creation or conception of a mark gets the legal force of stopping others from misusing when the Trade Mark is registered. The process of registration is long and involves multiple steps, to read the complete procedure, please refer to our webpage on Trademark Registration.
The Trade Mark office in India does issue a Manual of Trademark Practice wherein the departmental process is elaborated for public knowledge and to act as a guide to the stakeholders. You may download the latest Trade Mark Manual from here. The usual next step is technical scrutiny of the application where the trademark office reviews the application to determine the correctness of application from the point of view of correct classification, description of the trademark, documents that have been attached etc. The possible next stage can be any of the below four statuses, you should understand the meaning and significance of the below terms clearly and completely. We have explained each stage in detail; please click on the link to go to read more.