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…

Alteration to Registered Trademark

Alteration to Registered Trademark There is a provision for alteration or change in trademark under the requirements of Section 59 complemented by rule 98. A version of how the trademark would look like when changed or modified or altered should…

Difference between Trademark and Design Registration

Difference between Trademark and Design Registration A design registration protects any new and innovative ornamental design of an article of manufacture. A trademark registration protects a word or words, name, symbol or drawing that is utilised in commerce to distinguish…

How to protect your business?

How to protect your business? Every business owner wants to protect their business from external threats. This is an understandable desire, but how can it actually be done? There are some essential things that you will simply have to do,…