A trademark is a distinctive sign that identifies certain goods or services as those produced or provided by a specific person or enterprise. It may be one or a combination of words, letters, and numerals. They may consist of drawings, symbols, three- dimensional signs such as the shape and packaging of goods, audible signs such as music or vocal sounds, fragrances, or colours used as distinguishing features. It provides protection to the owner of the mark by ensuring the exclusive right to use it to identify goods or services, or to authorize another to use it in return for payment.
It helps consumers identify and purchase a product or service because its nature and quality, indicated by its unique trademark, meets their needs.
Registration of trademark is prima facie proof of its ownership giving statutory right to the proprietor. Trademark rights may be held in perpetuity. The initial term of registration is for 10 years; thereafter it may be renewed from time to time.
General Principles governing the Trademarks System in India and further
details can be viewed at DIP&P website at http://ipindia.nic.in/tmr_new/default.htm
General Advisory and support
- Search report with observation and suggestion
- Preparing necessary documents and filing application for Registration
- Trademark filing and registration (International)
- Trademark Watch
- Trademark Litigation Support
- Brand Valuation
- Other related services