Registrable Trademarks

Registrable vs Non-Registrable Trademarks Trademark means “a mark capable of being represented graphically and which is capable of distinguishing the goods and services of one person from those of others and may include a word, combination of numbers, shape of…

Documents required for Trademark Registration

Documents required for Trademark Registration Trademark registration is an important mechanism through which a brand can be protected from unwanted use and infringement.  Trademark registration process in India has been simplified by the Government and Entrepreneurs can now easily obtain…

Advertisement of Trademark Application

TAdvertisement of Trademark Application Advertisement of a trademark application before or after its acceptance by the Trademark Officer is an opportunity given to the public to oppose the registration of the trademark - which is a necessary rule under the…

Who can file trademark opposition?

Who can file trademark opposition? During the trademark registration process, members of the public are provided with an opportunity to oppose a trademark filing and prevent the mark from being registered. In this article, we look at the trademark opposition…

Trademark Registration for Slogans

Trademark Registration for Slogans Trademark registration can be obtained for slogans if it is distinctive and is used to represent goods or services from a unique source. Slogans are different from logos or wordmark, in that slogans consists of one…

Evidence of Use – Trademark Registration

Evidence of Use - Trademark Registration Trademark examiners are assigned by the Trademark Registrar for verification of trademark applications. Trademark examiners check trademark applications and raise an objection if there are contraventions of the Trademark Act or Rules. Typically trademark…

User Affidavit – Trademark Statement of Use

User Affidavit - Trademark Statement of Use User affidavit or trademark statement of use is an affidavit that must be attached to a trademark registration application when previous use claim is made. Under the Trade Mark Rules, 2017, the trademark user affidavit…

Trademark Fee – Trademark Rules, 2017

Trademark Fee - Trademark Rules, 2017 The Government of India on 6th March, 2017 replaced the Trade Marks Rules, 2002 with the Trademark Rules, 2017 to streamline for process for trademark registration in India. The new rules reduces the number of…

Important Aspects of a Trademark Application

Important Aspects of a Trademark Application Trademark registration can be used to protect a company's name or logo from use by other competitors. The exclusive right on the use of mark or logo can be confined only after registration of the mark with…

Can a domain be trademarked?

Can a domain be trademarked? Entrepreneurs often wonder if their domain names can be trademarked or if there is a requirement to trademark their domain name. In this article, we address this FAQ with examples. General Rule Domain names are…