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Overview of Trademark Registration in India

Trademark Registration in India is a crucial step in safeguarding your unique brand identity. Registering your trademark protects it from unauthorized use and establishes a unique footprint in the marketplace. At SetIndiaBiz, we recognize the importance of this process and provide comprehensive solutions to secure your intellectual property.
We’ve simplified the registration process to make it accessible and hassle-free for all business types. Our expert team ensures legal compliance, providing tailored assistance to startups, SMEs, and large corporations throughout the registration journey. We offer end-to-end trademark registration services, including:
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With SetIndiaBiz, rest assured your brand is in safe hands. We prioritize your satisfaction and work diligently to ensure your trademark registration is successful, allowing you to focus on your business while we manage the legalities.

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Various Intellectual Rights can be classified as trademarks. Below are some common types of trademarks, along with examples. You may read our wiki on the Types of Trademarks.
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Business Name

Your business or company name is a vital trademark that should be protected immediately to prevent any unauthorized use.

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Company Logo

This includes unique images, artwork, or emblems that represent your business. To register your logo, submit a high-resolution JPEG image.

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Company Brands

Your business's products are often recognized by their individual names. These could be wordmarks or device marks (images).

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Punchline Or Slogan

Memorable phrases like Pepsi's "Yeh Dil Maange More" can be safeguarded through trademark registration in India.

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Domain Name

Domain names can also be registered under Trademark Law, offering significant protection from easy copying of url with different domain extension.

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Sound Mark

Unique sounds associated with your business, like the Airtel ringtone or ICICI jingle, can be registered as Sound Marks.

Benefits of Trademark Registration

  1. Exclusive Rights: Registering a trademark grants the owner exclusive rights to the intellectual property for the goods or services specified in the registration certificate. These rights can be assigned or licensed to others if necessary.
  2. Builds Trust and Goodwill: Trademarks signify the origin of goods or services. Over time, customers begin to associate the brand with its source, which strengthens the business’s reputation and goodwill.
  3. Asset Creation: The value of a registered trademark often grows with the business, often surpassing the value of the company’s physical assets. Registering a trademark, therefore, creates an asset that continually increases in value.
  4. Use of the ® Symbol: Once a trademark is registered, you can use the ® symbol on your brand name or logo, signifying that your trademark is registered and cannot be used without your permission.
  5. Protection Against Infringement: While unregistered trademarks have some legal protection, registered trademarks have superior protection. The owner of a registered trademark can initiate legal action if their trademark is infringed.
  6. Long-Term, Affordable Protection: Our services have made trademark registration more affordable in India. Once registered, a trademark remains valid for ten years and can be renewed. You get the protection of your trademark at one of the lowest costs in the country.”

Step-by-Step Process for Trademark Registration in India

  • Step-1: Filing of Trademark Application

    Upon receiving all necessary documents and payment, we file your Trademark Application within 24 hours. This online process immediately generates an acknowledgment receipt. You can use the TM symbol with your trademark after receiving this acknowledgment.

  • Step-2: Processing of Application at Trademark Office

    Following the filing, the application is scrutinized for any defects. Based on this assessment, the application is marked for further examination, or errors are highlighted for rectification.

  • Step-3: Examination of Trademark Application

    A trademark examiner evaluates the application to determine its eligibility for registration. Post examination, an examination report containing the examiner's observations is released.

  • Step-4: Reply to Examiner's Report

    The applicant must respond to the examination report within 30 days of its issuance. It's crucial to provide comprehensive information and documents to prepare a substantial reply, which can greatly influence the application's success.

  • Step-5: Show Cause Hearing

    If the examiner isn't fully satisfied with the written reply, the applicant is granted an opportunity for a personal hearing. This step is known as the show cause hearing.

  • Step-6: Publication of Trademark

    Upon the examiner's satisfaction with the application's eligibility, either after the examination stage or the show cause hearing, the trademark application is published in the Trademark Journal. If no opposition is received within 90 days of this publication, the trademark is registered.

  • Step-7: Issuance of Trademark Registration Certificate

    Lastly, a certificate of registration is issued by the Registrar of Trademarks. This certificate is valid for ten years from the application date, with an option to renew for subsequent ten-year terms."

Cost of Trademark Registration in India

Registering a trademark involves several components. Below is a breakdown of the various costs associated with trademark registration in India:

1. How to Select a Company Name

This fee is mandatory and is paid to the government to process your trademark application. The exact amount can vary depending on the type of application and entity. Here is the table of trademark government filing fee for ready reference.
No Type of Applicant Government Fee (₹)
Individual or Proprietorship Firms
₹ 4500/-
Company, LLP, Firm, NGO etc which is DPIIT Recognised Startup or Registered MSME
₹ 4500/-
All Others
₹ 9000/-

2. Professional Fee

This is the fee paid for the expertise and services provided by the trademark attorney or agent handling your trademark registration. The professional fee can vary based on the complexity of your case and the reputation or experience of the professional involved. However, setindiabiz has easy and fixed fee packages for you to choose. Please browse to packages section

3. GST on Professional Fee

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is applicable on the professional fee. The present rate of GST is 18% on the professional fee.

4. Stamp Duty and Notary Charges

These are charges you would need to pay for the notarization of user affidavit and attorney authorisation. Notary charges vary, while stamp duty is a small fixed charge imposed by the state. The cost of stamp paper and notary is not included in any of our packages. We would assist you with the drafting of documents, however notary and stamp duty has to be handled by the client only.
The total cost of trademark registration in India would be a combination of these charges. While the government filing fee, GST, and notary charges are fixed, the professional fee may vary. It’s also worth remembering that the cost of not protecting your trademark can far exceed these initial registration fees, especially if you have to enforce your rights or defend your brand later on.

Time Frame for Trademark Registration in India

Registering a trademark in India is a process that involves several steps, each with its own timeline. Here’s a general overview of the typical time frames associated with each stage:
  1. Filing of Trademark Application (24 Hours): Upon completion of the necessary documentation, your trademark application can be filed within 24 hours. Once the application is submitted, an immediate acknowledgment is generated.
  2. Processing and Examination by Trademark Office (1-3 M0nths): Post filing, the Trademark Office scrutinizes the application for any defects. This can take about one to three months.
  3. Examination Report and Reply (1-3 Months): If there are objections raised in the examination report, a response must be filed within 30 days of the report being issued.
  4. Show Cause Hearing (2-6 Months): If objections persist, a hearing may be scheduled. This can occur anywhere between one month to several months after the response is submitted, depending on the schedule of the Trademark Office.
  5. Publication in the Trademark Journal (2-6 Months): If the examiner is satisfied, the application is published in the Trademark Journal. This is a waiting period of 90 days for any oppositions to be raised by the public.
  6. Trademark Registration (6-9 Months): If there are no oppositions, or if oppositions are decided in your favor, the trademark is then registered. You will receive a certificate of registration. The entire process can take anywhere from 6 to 9 months.

Please note, this is a typical timeline and the actual timeframe may vary based on the specifics of your application and any potential complications or objections that may arise.

Checklist for Trademark Filing in India

A trademark is an integral asset for every business, helping your brand stand out amidst intense competition. Without a distinctive brand identity in today’s cutthroat marketplace, your brand risks getting lost in the crowd. Confusion around your company’s identity can hinder growth and negatively impact your company’s goodwill. Therefore, establishing and safeguarding your brand through trademark registration is essential. To guide you through this process, we have compiled a checklist for identifying and registering a trademark in India
Identify all Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Assets for ™ Registration: Every business has several IPRs, including trademarks, logos, slogans, brand names, domain names, product labels, etc. The first step is to identify those that qualify for registration under sections 9 and 11 of the Trademarks Act, 1999.
Conduct Trademark Search: After identifying your business marks, ensure they're unique and won't conflict with existing trademarks or business names. Carry out a comprehensive search in the online trademark register to confirm no identical or similar marks are already registered or pending registration.
Classify Trademark Correctly: Trademarks can be registered under 45 classes based on the activities for which they'll be used. Classes 1 to 34 pertain to goods, while 35 to 45 are for services. If your trademark pertains to multiple activities and falls under more than one category, we recommend filing applications in all relevant classes.
Drafting of Documents: Required documents for filing a trademark application include authorization to the trademark attorney and an affidavit supporting the usership date claimed in the application. These documents must be made on non-judicial stamp paper and then notarized. We'll support you in drafting these documents based on the information provided in the questionnaire.
End-to-End Assistance for Trademark Registration: We will help you draft the user affidavit and attorney authorization, both of which need to be notarized as per law. After drafting the trademark application, we'll share it with you for confirmation. With your approval, we'll file the application as soon as possible."

Trademark Search: Your Preliminary Step towards Trademark Registration

One of the most crucial steps before registering a trademark is conducting a Trademark Search. This process involves checking whether your chosen trademark, or a similar one, is already registered or pending registration within the same class of goods or services. By conducting a thorough trademark search, you are protecting your brand from potential legal disputes in the future. At SETINDIABIZ, we provide comprehensive Trademark Search services. Let’s delve into the different types of searches we can assist you with:
  1. Direct Hit Search: This search is quite straightforward – it involves checking the existing database for your exact proposed trademark. For instance, if you wish to trademark “Apple Treats” for a line of baked goods, a Direct Hit Search would reveal whether that exact name is already in use.
  2. Similar Mark Search: This search is more extensive, as it checks for trademarks that are not identical, but similar enough to your proposed mark that they could cause confusion. In the example above, this might include names like “Apple Treat”, “Appletreats”, or “Apple’s Treats”.
  3. Phonetic Search: This search looks for trademarks that sound similar to your proposed mark, even if they are spelled differently. Using our example, this could reveal marks such as “Aple Treats” or “Appl Treets”.
  4. Vienna Code Classification Search: If your trademark contains any graphical elements, it’s important to perform a search in the Vienna Classification. This is a system that classifies the elements of marks that are, or are capable of being, figures, images or symbols. For instance, if your logo features an apple, a Vienna Classification Search can reveal any similar logos already registered.
Our skilled professionals are well-versed in performing these meticulous searches and interpreting the results. We strive to ensure you have the necessary knowledge to make an informed decision about your trademark.
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Please note that our trademark registration packages include a basic Direct Hit Search in the government database. If you wish to conduct a more comprehensive search, including the types mentioned above, please reach out to us for a separate quote. A comprehensive trademark search, while requiring a bit of an investment upfront, can potentially save you from significant legal and financial complications down the line

Navigating Common Challenges in Trademark Registration

Navigating the trademark registration process can be a complex journey filled with potential hurdles. It’s crucial to anticipate common issues to ensure a smooth process and successful outcome. Here are some of the common challenges you may encounter during trademark registration in India:
  1. Similarity with Existing Trademarks: This is perhaps the most common issue. If your proposed trademark is identical or similar to an existing registered trademark within the same class of goods or services, your application may be opposed or rejected. A comprehensive trademark search can help avoid this problem.
  2. Descriptive Trademarks: If a trademark is descriptive, that is, it provides a description of the goods or services it represents, it may not be registrable. For instance, ‘Cold Ice Cream’ would be considered descriptive for an ice cream product.
  3. Non-Distinctive Trademarks: A trademark must be distinctive and capable of distinguishing your goods or services from those of others. Generic or common words, surnames, and geographical names are often deemed non-distinctive and may face challenges in registration.
  4. Incorrect Trademark Class: Filing under the wrong trademark class is a common issue. India follows the NICE Classification, which segregates goods and services into 45 classes. Filing under the correct class is vital to avoid rejection.
  5. Insufficient or Incorrect Information: Incomplete or incorrect information in your application can lead to delays, queries, or even rejection. It’s important to provide accurate and detailed information about your mark, goods or services, and the proprietor.
  6. Objections and Oppositions: Your application may face objections from the Trademark Examiner or oppositions from third parties. These can arise due to various reasons like similarity with existing trademarks, alleged lack of distinctiveness, or potential confusion for consumers.
At SETINDIABIZ, we understand these challenges and can help you navigate through them. Our experienced team guides you through every step of the process, ensuring your application is carefully prepared and presented to maximise the chances of successful registration. Remember, getting the right support early in the process can save you time, effort, and expense in the long run.

Why Choose SetIndiaBiz for Trademark Registration?

When it comes to safeguarding your intellectual property, it’s crucial to partner with a team that’s reliable, experienced, and committed to your success. Here’s why SetIndiaBiz is your best choice for trademark registration:
Expertise: Our team of seasoned professionals includes skilled trademark attorneys and experts with extensive experience in handling a broad range of trademark-related matters. Their in-depth understanding of trademark laws and procedures helps guide your application through to successful registration.
Comprehensive Services: At SetIndiaBiz, we offer a full suite of trademark services, from initial trademark searches and application preparation to managing objections, oppositions, and renewals. We’re there at every stage of your trademark journey.
Personalized Attention: We understand that every business is unique, and so are its needs. Our team takes the time to understand your business, your brand, and your objectives, tailoring our services to suit your specific requirements.
Transparent Pricing: We believe in transparent pricing with no hidden charges. Our packages are designed to be cost-effective and to offer great value for money, with clear indication of what’s included in each package.
Dedicated Support: Our dedicated customer service team is always ready to assist you with any queries or issues you may have, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.
Fast and Efficient Service: We understand the value of time in business. That's why we commit to a swift and efficient service, commencing your trademark filing process within 24 hours of complete documentation and payment.
Trust and Confidence: With thousands of successful trademark filings to our credit, you can trust us with your brand's protection. We prioritize your satisfaction and work diligently to ensure a smooth and successful registration process.
At SETINDIABIZ, your brand is in safe hands. We take care of the legal complexities so you can focus on growing your business. Choose us today for your trademark registration needs, and give your brand the protection it deserves.

Frequently Asked Questions About Trademark

While it’s not mandatory to register a trademark in India, it’s highly recommended. Unregistered trademarks are only protected within the geographical area of its use, while a registered trademark enjoys nationwide protection.
A trademark is a unique sign, symbol, word, or combination of these, used to identify and distinguish the goods or services of one business from those of others. It can include brand names, logos, slogans, and even distinct sounds or colours.
Registering your trademark grants you exclusive rights to use it, builds trust and goodwill, creates an intangible asset that increases in value over time, allows the use of the ® symbol, provides stronger legal protection against infringement, and extends this protection at a low cost for 10 years, renewable indefinitely.
You can register various types of intellectual properties such as business names, logos, brands, slogans, domain names, product labels, unique sounds, and even colours as a trademark in India, provided they are distinct and don’t conflict with existing trademarks.
Once registered, a trademark is valid for 10 years. After this period, it can be renewed indefinitely every 10 years.
The process involves filing of the application, processing by the Trademark Office, examination of the application, replying to the examination report, a show cause hearing (if necessary), publication of the trademark, and finally, the issuance of the registration certificate.
A trademark search is a process to check the trademark registry to ensure that your desired trademark isn’t already registered or pending registration under the same or similar class. It helps to avoid potential conflicts or infringement cases.
No, the ® symbol can only be used after your trademark has been officially registered. Until then, you can use the TM symbol to indicate that your trademark application is pending.
If your desired trademark is already registered by another party, it’s generally advisable to choose a different mark to avoid potential legal conflicts. However, if you believe you have prior rights or the existing registration is invalid, you may consider contesting it legally.
Common issues include trademark objections due to similarity with existing trademarks, non-distinctiveness, descriptive nature of the mark, or false suggestion of a connection with persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols.
The documents required typically include a copy of the logo or brand name, applicant’s identity and address proof, and a signed Power of Attorney. In case of a claim of prior usage, proof of usage might also be needed or an affidavit of usage data is to be filed.
Trademark classification refers to the division of goods and services into 45 classes for the purposes of trademark registration. This system helps in identifying and categorizing the goods or services represented by a trademark.
The TM symbol indicates that your trademark application is pending with the registry, while the R symbol signifies that your trademark is officially registered.
The entire process of trademark registration in India can take anywhere between 6 to 9 months, considering all stages and potential objections.
Yes, a foreign individual or a foreign entity can apply for trademark registration in India. However, they must do so through a registered trademark agent in India.
The cost of trademark registration in India is a combination of government filing fees, professional fees, GST on professional fees, and small amounts spent by the applicant on stamp duty and notarization.
If you fail to renew your trademark, it may be removed from the Register of Trademarks and become available for others to register. However, you have a grace period of 6 months post-expiry to renew it with a late fee.
A trademark objection is a preliminary refusal issued by the examiner if he/she finds the applied mark to be ineligible for registration under certain grounds during the examination process.
Yes, a registered trademark is an intangible asset that can be sold, transferred, or licensed to another entity through a process called assignment.
While it is possible to register a trademark yourself, hiring a trademark attorney can be beneficial. They have the expertise to conduct a comprehensive trademark search, handle paperwork, respond to objections, and advise you on trademark law.
SetIndiaBiz offers end-to-end trademark registration services handled by a team of skilled professionals. We’re known for our expertise, personalized attention, transparent pricing, fast and efficient service, and strong commitment to client satisfaction.
A trademark is used to protect brand names, logos, and other brand identifiers. A copyright protects original works of authorship like books, music, and art. A patent, on the other hand, protects new inventions, designs or processes.
Yes, you can apply for a trademark for a name or logo that you plan to use in the future. This is known as an “intent-to-use” application.
If your application is rejected, you have the right to appeal to the High Court (Earlier it used to be with Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) which is now dissolved. You can make the appeal within 3 months from the date of the receipt of the order rejecting the application.
Penalties for trademark infringement in India can be severe. They can include fines, imprisonment, or both, depending on the nature and scale of the infringement.
Yes, a single trademark application can be made for multiple classes, this is known as a multi-class application. However, the government fee will increase with each additional class.
Once a trademark is registered, it cannot be amended to substantially alter the mark. However, minor changes may be possible under certain circumstances. For a significant change, a new trademark application would need to be filed.
Trademark renewal can be done by filing a renewal request with the prescribed fee at the Trademark Registry, either online or offline. This should be done within 6 months before the expiry of the registration or renewal term.
A collective mark is a trademark owned by an organization (such as an association or cooperative), used by its members to identify themselves with a level of quality or accuracy, geographical origin, or other characteristics set by the organization.
A certification mark is a type of trademark used to show consumers that particular goods or services, or their providers, have met certain standards.
While it’s not mandatory to register a trademark in India, it’s highly recommended. Unregistered trademarks are only protected within the geographical area of its use, while a registered trademark enjoys nationwide protection.

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