Trade Mark registration
Trade Mark registration consultant
Trademark refers to a protection that is granted towards the use of your business name, brand name, tag line
or your business logo. On making an application, you can use “TM”
against the matter trademarked. On receiving the confirmation of
registration, you can use (R).
is a common misconception that you can protect your business name from
being used by others simply by registering the name at MCA as private
Unfortunately, this is not true. By forming a new private limited company or limited liability partnership, you are only preventing other person from registering the same or with similar
name. Unless your company name registered under The Trademarks Act,
they may be used or misused by any other person for marketing their
business or any other purpose.
What is a trade mark?
A trade mark can be a brand name, company name, logo or a combination of both. A trade mark (brand) distinguishes your goods or services from those provided by other businesses
Here are some of the reasons why trademarks and brand name registration are important.
- In today’s age, Intellectual property ie Trademark, copyright, patents is the major reason why investors invest money in start-ups. Thus, IP protection is a sine qua non for any business to succeed.
- Trademarks will greatly help your potential customers to easily differentiate you from others.
- Trademark are valuable asset and it never expire.
- If you register a trade mark,
you have exclusive rights to the brand in India. This will put off
competitors from attempting to use your brand for their own business or
purpose, and makes it easier for the trade mark owner to take legal action should trade mark infringement have taken place.
Copyright, on the other hand, provides protection for creative work; for example, a work of art, music, or literature.
Protection under the
Copyright Act extends throughout the life of the creator and for an
additional period of 60 years after his or her demise.
Patents, the more popular
IP of the three, is granted as a protection for an invention. Patents
are granted only if the idea is new, innovative and commercially
deployable. The term of protection is 20 years. The Startup India campaign proposed an exemption of upto 80% of the patent registration fee for eligible start-ups.
How we can help you:
JT Associates, Chartered accountant firm in Gurgaon, with the
help of qualified IP Consultants, work to protect your brand and
trademark in order to help you focus on your core business. We also
assist in giving replay to the objected trademark applications and for renewal of registered trademark application.