Trademark registration in India allows the applicant to use symbols or words to represent a business or the products that are offered by a business to distinguish the goods or services that are offered by them from the competitors. After the trademark is registered in India no other organization cannot use it as long as it remains in use.
The “™” symbol can be used with the trademark applicant with the brand once it is registered. Trademark registration is an asset for the company to protect the brand name it is necessary to apply for trademark registration in India. It is always better to obtain the trademark registration under the guidance of an expert as the process has various steps to be followed and also requires regular follow-up from the government.
Documents Required for Trademark Registration in India
Proof of Applicant
PAN Card and Address Proof of Applicant.
Certificate of registration (other than an Individual applicant)
Brand Name & Logo
The logo must contain the Brand Name applied to register a Trademark
If a specific user date is to be claimed, the user affidavit is also required to be submitted
Proof of TM Use
To claim specific user date, documentary proof such as invoices, registration certificates, etc. with the brand name should also be provided
MSME / Start-up Recognition
Partnership firm, body corporates (other than an individual) can provide a certificate of registration under MSME or Start-up India scheme to avail 50% rebate on the Government fee
Signed Form TM – 48
TM-48 is a legal document that allows the attorney to file the trademark on your behalf with the trademark registry. The document will be prepared by LW professionals for the signature