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,…

Cybersquatting Laws in India

Cybersquatting Laws in India Domain name is an address of a website that is intended to help web users easily find a person or business or organisation, online. Almost all businesses today have a domain name registered and involve in promoting…

Trademark: TM, R and C Symbol

Trademark: TM, R and C Symbol TM, R and C symbol are frequently used with a trademark or copyright to indicate certain aspects of an intellectual property registration. The following are the common usages of these symbols: ™ - TM Symbol ©…

Trademark Valuation

Trademark Valuation A registered trademark is an intangible asset for any business. A registered trademark can be pledged, sold, franchised or can earn royalty income. Hence, in the case of a business spending money and effort on brand development, it is important…

Service Tax on Intellectual Property Services

Service Tax on Intellectual Property Services Service tax is leviable on intellectual property services rendered by an individual or entity in India. As per the Service Tax, intellectual property service means the temporary transfer or permitting the use or enjoyment…