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WHAT IS A TRADEMARK?

We understand by mark any sign that can be represented graphically and which is used to differentiate in the market products or services from different companies.

 

The mark is a market tool, which allows consumers to identify and recognize the products and services offered by a certain trader.

 

Mark legislations in the different countries determine specifically the signs that may or may not be a mark. In most countries, the mark must fulfill two requirements in order to obtain a valid registration:

  • Having a distinctive power and

  • Being graphically representable.

WHAT SIGNS CAN ESTABLISH A TRADEMARK?

The following signs can be protected as a mark:

  • Words or word combinations.

  • Images, figures, symbols, graphics and drawings.

  • Letters, numbers and their combinations.

  • Three-dimensional forms, including wrappings, packages and the shape of the product and its presentation.

  • Colour or a combination of colours.

  • Signs perceived by the senses (sound, smell, taste and touch), as long as they overcome the obstacle of the graphic representation requirement.

  • Any combination of the aforementioned signs.

WHAT IS A TRADEMARK FOR?

 

The main function of marks is to identify the commercial origin of the products or services they refer to.

 

The mark also passes on to the consumers the idea that all products or services identified with the same mark are provided with the same quality and, therefore, are superior or inferior to other products or services of the same kind.

 

The main aim for the holder of a mark is that this mark reaches goodwill in the market. Goodwill presupposes the preference that consumers will grant to the products or services provided with this mark.

 

WHY IS IT ADVISABLE TO PROTECT A TRADEMARK?

 

Taking into consideration the important amounts of money invested to create a mark (naming), and for the advertising and promotion of products and services (marketing) identified with it, the non-authorised use of the mark would entail an important damage of the rights, business and prestige of the legitimate owner.

 

Hence the importance of giving the necessary protection to marks.

 

The only effective way for the company to protect the asset represented by the mark is registration.

 

The registration of the mark provides the holder with the exclusive right to use it and with an effective protection against copy, imitation, misappropriation, forgery of the mark or use of its reputation.

 

Submitting an application for a mark and its registration legitimises the holder of the mark to carry out the necessary legal actions against those who commit misappropriation of the sign or use the sign without the holder's consent.

 

Likewise, it is important to protect the mark in accordance with the business and economic attraction it represents for the holder, who will be able to make deals and investments or obtain credits with the support of the commercial value of the mark or the potential future benefits.

 

WHAT KIND OF TRADE MARKS ARE THERE?

 

There are different kinds of trademarks:

 

I. DEPENDING ON THE SIGN THAT ESTABLISHES THE MARK

DENOMINATIVE MARKS

 

Marks that identify a product or service with one or more words. They must be phonetically distinguishable form other products or services of the same sort.

 

Example*: Reliance, Apple, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and TATA GRAPHIC MARKS

 

Marks made of figures, drawings or logotypes which differentiate visually a mark. They are distinctive figures that cannot be recognized phonetically or auditorily, but only visually.

Example*:

* All marks are Registered Trade Marks

 

GRAPHIC MARKS

 

Marks made of figures, drawings or logotypes which differentiate visually a mark. They are distinctive figures that cannot be recognized phonetically or auditorily, but only visually.

Example*:

* All marks are Registered Trade Marks

 

MIXED MARKS

 

They are the result of the combination of two or more signs of different kind. They are generally combinations of words with drawings, designs or logotypes

 

Example*:

* All marks are Registered Trade Marks

 

THREE-DIMENSIONAL MARKS

 

It includes objects represented in three dimensions, such as packages, wrappings, bottles, boxes.

 

Example*:

* All marks are Registered Trade Marks

 

II. DEPENDING ON THEIR POPULARITY

 

COMMON MARKS

 

All signs that identify in the market certain products or services but that do not enjoy a significant or relevant popularity among consumers.

 

Example*:

WELL-KNOWN MARKS

 

It refers to marks that are known by the general public. Besides, for a mark to be considered well-known, there must be a generalised opinion that the products or services under that mark are top-quality products or services.

 

Example*:

* All marks are Registered Trademarks

 

The well-known mark imposes itself to the principle of speciality of marks, therefore, the use by third parties of the marks Coca-Cola, Rolex and Ferrari will not be allowed, even it is about distinguishing products or services which are not directly related to the products or services included under the well-known mark.

 

Some legislations distinguish as well Renowned marks: those which thanks to the turnover of products or services they include, the intensity or geographic scope of their use, the assessment or prestige reached in the market or any other cause, are generally well-known by the specific sector of the public to which the products or services under that mark are directed to.

 

III. DEPENDING ON THE HOLDER

 

INDIVIDUAL MARKS

 

Those that are exclusively held by a specific individual or legal entity

 

Example*:

 

* All marks are Registered Trade Marks

 

COLLECTIVE MARKS

 

Those marks registered by an association that wants to differentiate the products or services of its members from those of the persons who do not belong to the association. The holder of the mark is the association and there are several persons who are members of the association and are authorized to used the mark.

 

Example*:

 

* All marks are Registered Trademarks

 

IV. DEPENDING ON THE OBJECT THEY REPRESENT

 

PRODUCT MARKS

 

Signs that only represent products.

 

Example*:

 

* All marks are Registered Trade Marks

 

SERVICE MARKS

 

Signs used to represent services offered by a specific individual or legal entity.

 

Example*:

 

* All marks are Registered Trade Marks

 

GUARANTEE MARKS

 

Those that guarantee common characteristics, especially the quality, the components and the origin of the products produced or distributed or the services offered by individuals or legal entities who are duly authorised and monitored by the holder of the mark.

 

Example*:

 

* All marks are Registered Trademarks

 

V. DEPENDING ON THE SENSE THAT PERCEIVES THEM

 

SMELL MARKS

 

Those that are made up of a smell. The smell must be so characteristic and distinctive that it cannot be mistaken or associated with another. For instance, a cherry smell mark for lubricants. The main obstacle for the registration of a smell mark is to fulfil the requirement of graphic representation.

 

SOUND MARKS

 

Those signs that are perceived by the hearing sense. There are signs that are distinguishable by their distinctive and exclusive sound. The main obstacle for the registration of a sound mark is to fulfil the requirement of graphic representation.

 

TASTE MARKS

 

Signs that are perceived by the touch sense. Like taste marks, there is no registered touch mark yet. Their main obstacle is the requirement of the graphic representation of the mark.

 

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION

HOW CAN THE RIGHT TO A TRADE MARK BE OBTAINED?

 

The right to a trade mark may be obtained in two ways:

 

1) BY USE:

 

The right to a mark belongs to whoever uses a specific sign for the first time in an effective way to designate products or services on the market.

 

Some legislation includes the protection of non-registered marks if they have a certain popularity in the market and are recognised by consumers.

 

2) BY REGISTRATION:

 

The creation of the exclusive right to a mark is obtained by registering the sign at a Mark Office.

 

Through registration, the holder obtains the right to exclusive use of the mark, as well as the right to forbid third parties to use identical or similar signs.

 

The protection granted by the registration of a mark is broader than the protection conferred by its simple use. Hence, the enforcement options associated with a trade mark are more effective because it is easier to prove who the holder is.

 

WHEN IS IT REFUSED TO REGISTER A TRADEMARK?

 

1. ABSOLUTE PROHIBITIONS

 

There are certain circumstances that make a mark inappropriate to operate in the market and prevent their access to registration.

 

The following signs can never be registered as a mark:

  1. Signs that cannot be represented graphically.

  2. Signs that have no distinctive nature; that is, they cannot differentiate one product or service from another.

  3. Marks made up exclusively of signs that have become usual or common to designate the products or services they refer to.

  4. Example: the word INTERNET cannot be registered for computer network services.

    Marks made up exclusively of signs used in trade to designate a sort, the quality, quantity, destination, value, geographic origin or the time of production of the product or the provision of the service, or any other feature of the product or service.

  5. Therefore, one cannot register names such as "extra" or "supreme" or geographical names to differentiate products or services from the area designated by the mark.

    The prohibitions included in Law will not be applied if the marks implied have acquired, for the products or services they want to register, a distinctive character as a result of the use of the mark. This happens when, as a result of intense use in trade, advertising, etc., the mark reaches such a degree of popularity among consumers that they identify fully and without mistake the product or the service. Example: TETRAPACK.

    Marks that consist of a shape imposed by the nature of the product, which is necessary to obtain the technical result or which gives a substantial value to the product or service.

  6. This includes three different prohibition cases that refer to three-dimensional marks.

    With the first prohibition (shapes imposed by the nature of the product), the aim is to avoid the protection as a mark of common or generic simple shapes of products.

    For example: the common shape of a toothbrush.

    The second prohibition refers to the necessary shape to obtain a technical result. In this case, the aim is to prevent the protection with a mark right of a shape whose aim is to obtain technical advances in relation to the previous product, that is, a formal change that should be protected by a patent or utility model.

    Example: the hexagonal shape of a screw head.

    The third prohibition concerning the shapes that give a substantial value to the product wants to prevent the protection with a mark right of a three- dimensional form that has all the characteristics and is aimed at fulfilling the function of an industrial design.

    For example:

    Marks made up of signs against the law, public order or good manners.

  7. For instance, those supporting terrorism or including degrading or racist names.

    Marks made up of signs that may lead the public into error, for example, about the nature, the quality or geographic origin of the product or service.

  8. This includes misleading signs that provide erroneous information about the products or services that want to be registered and can create confusion among consumers about the nature or the origin of the products or services it designates;

    Example: Bordeaux for all sorts of wine.

    Marks that reproduce or imitate the name, coat of arms, flag, medals or other symbols of the countries or intergovernmental organisations.

The aim is to prevent a company from using the signs that are a symbol of the state. However, they can be part of a mark but always as a secondary element.

Example:2. RELATIVE PROHIBITIONS

 

Relative prohibitions are addressed to the protection of third persons' previous rights that could be affected by the registration of the subsequent mark. For its application, it is necessary for the priority holder to present his objection.

 

- EXISTENCE OF A PREVIOUS MARK.

 

A mark cannot be registered:

  1. When it is identical to a previous mark and the products or services for which the mark is applied for or registered are identical to those protected under the previous mark;

  2. Example: trying to register the mark Mc Donald's for food when a mark Mc Donald's for food is already registered.
    When, because it is identical or similar to the previous mark and the products or services under both marks are identical or similar, there is a risk of confusion among the public. The risk of confusion also includes the risk of association with the previous mark.

  3. Example: trying to register the mark LAKOSTEE for shoes when there is a registration for a mark LACOSTE for clothes.
    When it is identical or similar to a previous mark that is renowned or well-known, even if the products or services the mark designates are different to the ones designated by the previous mark.

Example: trying to register the mark NIKE for cars.

- EXISTENCE OF AN INTELLECTUAL OR INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHT DIFFERENT FROM THE MARK.

 

No mark registration is possible of literary or artistic creations protected by copyright (for instance, a slogan or a drawing) or of creations protected by an industrial property right (for instance, an industrial design).

 

- EXISTENCE OF A NON-REGISTERED MARK OR ANOTHER PREVIOUS DISTINCTIVE SIGN.

 

The registration of a mark will not be possible when there are previous rights protecting a non-registered mark or another distinctive sign used in trade.

 

- EXISTENCE OF RIGHT RELATED TO PERSONALITY.

 

No mark registration is possible of a name, surname or any other sign related to the own image of an individual, registered name, trade name or designation of a legal entity different from the person applying without their consent. The aim is to prevent the exploitation of other persons' name and image.

 

WHAT TERRITORY IS COVERED BY THE PROTECTION OF MY MARK?

 

The protection of the mark covers the geographic territory of the country or community where its protection is requested and registration is applied for.

 

Therefore, depending on the territory, the mark can be a:

  1. Indian mark. Valid only in the India as it has been requested in accordance with Indian Trademarks Law

  2. Community mark. Single register granted by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), valid for the whole territory of the European Union regulated by the Regulation CE 40/94 on the community mark.

  3. International mark. Protection granted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in accordance with the Madrid Agreement (1891, act in force: Stockholm 1967) and with the Madrid Protocol(1989), to the signatory countries of the treaty. It does not consist of a single mark but of a group of national marks with a common application procedure.

WHAT DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO FILE TRADEMARK APPLICATION IN INDIA ?

 

In order to proceed to the registration of a mark, you need to submit an application form addressed to the competent organization and indicating the following data:

  • Applicant Name, Address, Nationality and Legal Status.

  • Representation of the mark exactly as you want it registered

  • Products and/or services the mark is going to identify in accordance with the International Directory.

  • Other documents (depending on the legal status of the applicant)

    • Priority certificate

    • Authorization of the representative

    • Proof of Use of Trademark

 

 

TRADE MARKS REGISTRATION IN INDIA

 

1. THE APPLICATION

 

Application for registration of an ordinary trademark (including a service mark) must be filed in Form TM-1. The Form must be filed in triplicate accompanied by 5 additional representations of the Mark. Apart from this, 1 representation must be affixed to the Form itself.

Application for registration of a trademark claiming Convention Priority must be filed in Form TM-2. To register a Collective Mark the application must be filed in Form TM-3 and for Certification Marks the application must be filed in Form TM-4.

All applications must be accompanied by the prescribed official fee and a Power of Attorney, if filed through an agent. The Power of Attorney must be made in the prescribed form, Form – TM 48. It must be signed by the Applicant and duly stamped. The Power of Attorney can be filed subsequent to the filing of the application but within a period of preferably 3 (three) months from the date of filing of the application.

 

2. THE TRADE MARKS REGISTRY HAVING JURISDICTION

There are 5 Trade Marks Registries in India. These Registries are located in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta. An application must be filed at the Trade Marks registry within whose territorial jurisdiction the Applicant is located. For applications originating from outside India, (and if the Applicant does not have a place of business in India) the appropriate Registry is the one in whose jurisdiction the principal place of business of the agent in India is located.

 

3. PRIORITY CLAIM

India ratified the Paris Convention in December, 1998. An application for registration of a trade Mark claiming convention priority can be filed within 6 (six) months from the date of filing of corresponding application in the respective jurisdiction. To claim priority, a certified copy of the convention application is required.

 

4. USER

Intent to use applications can be filed in India.

 

5. TRADE MARK SEARCH

It is desirable to conduct a Trade Mark search to ascertain the existence of prior registrations of identical marks. Thus far it has been rather cumbersome to conduct trademark searches in India because it was to be done manually. The digital database of registered and advertised trademarks is now available. This has made trademark search easy and expeditious.

 

A Trade Marks search can be conducted by making a formal request for search in Form TM-54. Each such request must confine to a given class. The Search Report will be made available within 30 days from the date of request.

 

The new law provides for expedited search. An application for expedited search must be filed in Form TM-71 and a report will be issued within 7 days from the date of request. The fee for expedited search is 5 (five) times the ordinary fee.

 

6. COMPANY NAME SEARCH

As per the new law (Rule 32) a request can be made to the Registrar of trademarks (in Form TM-11) to cause a search and issuance of a certificate to the effect that no trademark identical to the name of a company has been registered or is pending for registration with the Registrar.

 

7. DISTINCTIVENESS OPINION FROM THE REGISTRAR

One of the important features of the Indian trademarks law is that the Registrar’s opinion can be sought as to the distinctiveness of a trademark. A request to this effect can be made in Form TM-55. The Registrar will advice whether the Mark proposed to be registered is prima facie distinctive. The Registrar will give his advice ordinarily within 7 days of filing this request.

 

8. PROSECUTION OF APPLICATION

Upon filing a trademark application, the Trade Marks Registry will issue cash receipt bearing the Indian trademark application number. Ordinarily within 30 days from the date of filing, the Trade Marks Registry will issue a copy of the Additional Representation bearing the Application Number and Date of Filing.

 

As per the new law, an Applicant for registration of a trademark is entitled to make a Request for Expedited Examination. This request, to be filed in Form TM-63, must be filed along with a declaration stating the reason for such request. The official fee for an expedited examination is 5 times the application fee. In the event an applicant files a request for expedited examination, the Registrar will issue the examination report within 3 months from the date of request.

 

The specification of goods or services if exceeds more than 500 characters, the prescribed fee must be paid for each additional character. Also an Application in Form TM-61 must be filed along with the application for registration of the mark, if the number of characters in the goods/service specification exceeds 500.

 

Typically the office action will set out various objections concerning the registrability of the Mark. If citation objections are raised, the Examiner will append a search report mentioning the particulars of the prior registrations. The applicant is required to reply to the First Office Action within three (3) months from its date of communication.

 

The applicant, if complies with the requirements of the Trade Marks law, the Mark will be accepted in due course. The Trade Marks Registry thereafter advertises the Mark in the Trade Marks Journal.

 

9. OPPOSITION

The Mark remains open to opposition for three (3) months, which is extendible for a further 1 month upon request, in the prescribed form, by a person interested to enter opposition. If a Notice of Opposition is filed within this period, the application enters the opposition proceedings which involves serving a copy of the Notice of Opposition by Registrar on the Applicant, the Applicant’s counter statement within [2 months from the date of receipt of Notice of Opposition], the evidence by opponent, the further evidence by the Applicant, and hearing, if any and the Registrar’s Decision allowing or rejecting the opposition.

 

10. GRANT

If there is no opposition against the proposed registration or the opposition proceedings have been decided in favor of the Applicant, the Trade Marks Registry will proceed to grant the Registration.

 

11. TERM OF REGISTRATION & RENEWAL

The Mark upon registration will be in force for a term of Ten (10) years. It must be renewed every Ten (10) years thereafter.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REGISTER A TRADE MARK?

The cost depends upon the work assigned and complexity of work and which varies depending on the service. for more information about cost and requirements, please Contact Us.

 

WHAT RIGHTS ARE GRANTED BY THE REGISTRATION OF THE MARK?

The exclusive rights granted by the registration of the mark consist of the following faculties:

  • Right of exclusive use of the mark in the market, and in particular:

  • To designate with the mark the corresponding products and services.

  • To prevent non-authorised third parties from using an identical or similar mark for products or services similar to the ones under the registered mark. To use the mark for advertising purposes

  • To prevent by administrative proceedings the registration of marks that can be confused with you own.

  • To request before the Courts the cancellation of subsequent marks that become confused with yours.

  • To transfer, sell, licence the mark as any other asset of the company.

LIMITS OF THE MARK RIGHTS

Although it is true that the registration of the mark grants the holder the faculty to prohibit the use of the mark by third parties, this faculty has some limitations.

 

The holder of a mark cannot prohibit:

  • The use of a mark by a third person when it is necessary to indicate the destination of the product or service, such as accessories or spare parts.

  • The use by a third person of the name and address.

  • The use of indications related to the sort, quality, quantity, destination, value, geographic origin, the time of obtaining of the product or offering of the service or other characteristics, as long as this use is in good faith (according to honest uses in industry and trade).

  • The use of a previous right of local scope (when that right is recognised by the relevant national laws).

 

HOW MUCH DOES THE EXCLUSIVITY RIGHT GRANTED BY THE MARK LAST?

In most countries, the registration of a mark lasts 10 years, which are renewable indefinitely for 10-year periods.

 

WHAT IS THE PROTECTION SYMBOL OF A REGISTERED TRADEMARK?

The symbol ® is the sign commonly used to show consumers that the mark has been registered. If the Trademark is not registered and applied for or under registration then applicant use TMon trademark.

 

IS IT COMPULSORY TO USE THE TRADE MARK?

Most national legislations regulate the principle of the trade mark use. In accordance with that principle, the holder of a trade mark must use the mark in trade in a real and effective way.

 

The European Directive 89/104 stipulates that the holder of the trade mark must "...make an effective use of the mark in the Member state in question, for the products or services for which it has been registered...".

 

Although the directive does not give a precise definition of the concept "effective use", it is assumed that that concept includes at least bringing to the market products and services, in a way that the simple preparation to bring them to the market will not be considered an effective use.

 

The use of the trade mark must not be confused with its commercial success, as the only thing that matters is the use of the mark as a distinctive sign.

 

Likewise, the required "effective use", will have to be made in relation to the products and services for which the mark has been registered.

 

A) USE BY THE HOLDER

It is normally the holder who makes use of the mark. However, there are many other ways to use a mark.

 

The Directive considers that the holder is making an effective use in the following cases:

  • The use of the mark in a way that it differs in elements that do not alter the distinctive character of the mark in the form under which it has been registered;

  • Using the community mark in products or their presentation in the Member state in question only for exportation purposes.

B) USE BY AN AUTHORISED THIRD PERSON

Often, the holders of a trade mark grant its use to a third person, especially by means of a licence.

 

According to that, if a third person, with the holder's consent, is the one who uses the mark, that use will be enough to fulfil the obligation of effective use of the mark required by the Directive.

 

ARE THERE ANY SANCTIONS FOR NOT USING A TRADE MARK?

The holder of a registered trade mark who is not using it is preventing third persons from using the sign used as a mark. In order to prevent this from happening, the directive establishes certain sanctions in case of "non-use" of the trade mark.

 

A) EXPIRY

The main sanction for the cases of "non-use" of the mark is the expiry of the registration.

 

The expiry of a mark will be declared if the mark has not been used for an uninterrupted five-year period with no justified causes.

 

B) IMPOSSIBILITY OF OBJECTION

Another sanction in case of "non-use" of the mark, is the impossibility to use objection against the registration of new marks.

 

That is, if a registered trade mark has not been "used effectively" in trade, this mark can never be invoked to object to a registration or to apply for the cancellation of the registration of a subsequent mark TOLERANCE OF THE USE OF A SUBSEQUENT MARK

 

When the holder of a registered trade mark tolerates for some time (normally five years) the use of a subsequent mark, he cannot apply for the cancellation of that mark nor prevent its use by the holder, unless he has acted in bad faith.

 

This provision was created to guarantee the highest security for the new applicant who wants to exploit a mark and, at the same time, to ask mark holders for some diligence in the defence of marks.

 

The limitations to mark rights, as a consequence of tolerance, depend on the behaviour of the previous mark holder as well as the subsequent mark holder. The limitations will become effective if the previous holder tolerates the use of the subsequent mark and if the holder of the latter does not act in bad faith.

 A) TOLERANCE CONDUCT

This conduct can only come from the previous mark holder, who tolerates the use of the mark even if aware of it. It must be for an uninterrupted five-year period.

 

This concept only affects registered trade marks, whether they are National, International or Community marks.

 

B) ABSENCE OF BAD FAITH

The limitations of the mark rights in the case of tolerance, will only become effective if the subsequent mark has not been applied for in bad faith.

 

Bad faith has to be assessed in relation to the moment when the registered mark application was submitted.

 

Problem: the Directive does not define, in any of its provisions, the concept of "bad faith", which can provoke many interpretations.

 

 HOW CAN A MARK OWNED BY A THIRD PERSON BE USED?

 

Marks can be the object of different sorts of contracts, some of them used to authorise third parties for the use of the protected sign.

 

A) CESSION OF A MARK

Like patents, the mark is an exclusive right that can be the object of legal deals, including cession.

 

Cession can be total or partial; there is no restriction concerning the products or services that can be included under the mark, nor concerning the way in which the mark has to be used (in time as well as in space).

 

For the cession of a mark to be effective for third parties, most countries require the cession to be carried out in writing and that the change of ownership is recorded at the relevant marks register.

 

B) MARK LICENCE

The mark licence is the contract by which the holder of a trade mark gives to a third person the right to exploit the mark in exchange of an economic consideration. The licence can be exclusive or not, granting it for the whole or part of the products and services, and for the whole country of part thereof.

 

The mark licence must be agreed upon in writing and normally its registration is necessary.

 

C) OTHER CONTRACTS

The mark can also be the object of a mortgage, bond or other real property rights, the object of seizure or other measures resulting from an enforcement procedure.

 

WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES PROVOKE THE CANCELLATION OF MY MARK?

 

A mark can be cancelled for the following reasons:

 

A) EXPIRY

  • Non-renovation of the mark registration.

  • Resignation of the mark holder: it must be in writing and submitted to the relevant marks organisation.

  • Lack of effective useof the mark during an uninterrupted five-year period for the products or services for which it has been registered.

  • Vulgarisation of the mark: it happens when the mark becomes the common designation of the products or services it designates.

  • When the mark, as a consequence of the used made of it by the holder or with his consent, may lead the public into error about the nature, quality or geographic origin of the products or services it designates.

  • Most of the expiry causes mentioned are regulated in most national mark legislations.

B) NULLITY

  • For registering the mark by infringing the absolute or relative prohibitions of registration.

  • When the application is made in bad faith.

 

As mentioned above, each foreign jurisdiction has its own trademark laws with which an applicant must comply. Power of Attorneys, certified and legalized documents, and specimens of the marks are just some of his requirements that one may encounter in foreign jurisdiction filings. In addition, not all countries are signatories to the Paris Convention, thus priority filings may not be able to be obtained in all jurisdictions. Further, many countries allow for a description of goods and services to be as broad as “all goods/services in class” or all goods/services under the class heading. Every country has local counsel that can provide specialized trademark representation. It is recommended that you engage an attorney in the United States who has good contacts with international trademark specialists.


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Trademark Registration in Jaipur

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Signs of Trademark

To demonstrate that a trademark has been guaranteed organizations utilize one of three images:

  • Using the trademark image after a logo or expression alarms contenders that you have guaranteed this image or expression as your own, however, you don't even officially apply for it.

  • Only trademarks that have been formally allowed by the Trademark office can utilize the image, which represents the enlisted trademark.

  • Companies that sell administrations, not items, have the alternative to utilize the administration mark logo, yet most utilize the ™ rather for straightforwardness.

Usage of Trademark Registration in Jaipur

A trademark distinguishes the brand proprietor of a specific item or administration. Trademarks can be utilized by others under permitting understandings; for instance, Bullyland acquired a permit to deliver Smurf dolls; the Lego Group bought a permit from Lucasfilm so as to be permitted to dispatch Lego Star Wars; TT Toys is a maker of authorized ride-on reproduction vehicles for children.[6] The unapproved use of trademarks by creating and exchanging fake shopper products is known as brand robbery.

The proprietor of a trademark may seek after lawful activity against trademark encroachment. Most nations require the formal enlistment of a trademark as a precondition for seeking after this kind of activity. The United States, Canada, and different nations likewise perceive custom-based law trademark rights, which means a move can be made to secure an unregistered trademark on the off chance that it is being used. In any case, customary law trademarks offer the holder, all in all, less lawful security than enlisted trademarks.

Trademark Objection

A trademark is any exceptional articulation identified with an item or administration that recognizes it from others. This articulation could be a word, trademark, photo, logo, realistic, shading blend, sound or even smell. Yet, because of some legitimate reasons, trademark workplaces can have complaints on any trademark application which does not meet their lawful standards.

But due to some valid reasons, trademark offices can have objections on any trademark registration application which does not meet their legal norms. There can be many reasons for trademark objection. It can be due to the similarity between logo or word with an existing one. It may be due to the sentiments attached to any religion. These are few reasons which can lead to trademark objections. If you receive any objection like this from another party, then you need to respond back within a month, which is within 30 days. You will receive a proper legal objection letter from the Trademark Department. But if you still don’t take any steps, then the Registrar has the full to abandon the application.Trademark objection is done through Thelegalbank

 

Package for trademark registration in Jaipur

  • Consultation

  • Objection Drafting

  • Precedent Search

  • Objection

  • Same-Day Filing

  • Government Fees

 

Procedure for trademark registration in Jaipur

Procedure for Trademark Assignment

  1. Complete a Simple Form
    You are required to fill your details in our simple questionnaire and submit documents. START

  2. Objection Submission
    We will draft the required objection and file it with Registrar in 4 WORKING DAYS
    Your work is completed.

  3. Once, the objection is filed, acknowledgment slip of the same shall be sent. Once, the application is filed, acknowledgement slip of the same shall be sent.
    CONGRATULATIONS!

Why should you respond back to a Trademark Objection

Always be well prepared before you receive any trademark objection from the department. You ought to have fitting confirmations which will demonstrate that your trademark does not have anything to do with the current word or logo of someone else.It provides your brand with a unique identity as a trademark represents your company which helps you to stand out from others.It will provide your brand with a special protection.

 

Documents  for Trademark Registration in Jaipur

Document required for Trademark Registration in Jaipur:

  1. Name/Logo and logo cdr file.

  2. Individual/Business incorporation certificate.

  3. Mobile and Email Id.

  

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