Trademark Registration Procedure

By Mr. Vijay Kumar M. I-WIN IP Services Vijay@i-winip.com www.i-winip.com

Trademark Registration Process Flow SEARCH Chart
TRADE MARK APPLICATION

ISSUANCE OF OFFICIAL RECEIPT

OFFICIAL ACTION/HEARING

RESPONSE

RESPONSE ACCEPTED?

ACCEPTANCE PUBLICATION (Opposition 3 months)

REGISTRATION

10 years from the date of filing of the application

RENEWAL

Two Stages
 Stage

One

– Classification and Pre-Filing Search
 Trademark 42 Classes (including 7 Classes for Service Marks)  TM 54 (Search application) three copies  TM 55 (Registrar’s Preliminary Advice)  Public Search at Trademark Office

 Stage

Two

– Involves the registration Process itself

Classes List

Classes List

Trademark Registration Process – Contd..

Trademark Application
– Issuance of Official Receipt ( TM No will be issued)

Examination Report

– Within three months from application – Response within one months from the date of the Examination report
  

Response by filing an Affidavit Response by hearing Response by Interview ( In case the agent has 100+ pending cases)

Trademark application amendment
– TM 16

Trademark Registration Process – Contd..
 Acceptance  Publication

before advertisement

– Wait for Opposition for Three months – Opposition Proceedings
 Registration

– Initially for 10 years from the date of the application
 Renewal

Trademark Search Report

Trade Marks Registry, Mumbai(Head Office) 101, Maharshi Karve Road, Pratishta Bhavan, Mumbai-400 020 Tel. 22030924/22081315, Fax: 22013694

Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction:  State of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Goa Trade Marks Registry, Delhi Intellectual Property Bhavan, Plot NO.32, Section 14, Dwarka, Delhi Tel. 011-28082915/ 16/17 Fax: Jurisdiction: State of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Union Territory of Delhi and Chandigarh Trade Marks Registry, Kolkata, CP-2, Sector V, 5th floor, I.P.Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091 (Telfax. 033-23677311 Jurisdiction: State of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim , Tripura and Union Territory of Nagaland, Andamar & Nicobar Island. Trade Marks Registry, Ahmedabad, 15/27 National Chambers, 1st floor, Ashram road, Ahmedabad-380 009. Tel: 079-26580567 Jurisdiction: The state of Gujarat and Rajasthan and Union Territory of Damman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli Trade Marks Registry, Chennai IPR building, GST Road, Chennai-31 Tel : 044-23222441 Jurisdiction: The state of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Union Territory of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep Island.

 

 

 

 Logo

Soft copy in JPEG Format  TM 48 (Form of Authorization)  Date of first use of the mark.  Name and address of the proprietor of the mark.  Required fee

Documents & Information Required for Filing a Trademark Application

Expedited Process for the Registration
 TM  TM

71 Expedited Search 63 Expedited Examination

– Five times of the normal fee – Five times of the normal fee – Upon approval of the Registrar
 TM

7 Request for Expedited Certificate

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