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In today’s business world no one can ignore the importance a trademark holds and businesses are spending lakhs on getting a logo or trademark designed.Trademark registration is the process of obtaining legal protection for a trademark, which is a unique symbol, design, or expression used to identify and distinguish the goods or services of one business from those of another. Trademarks can include words, logos, slogans, or a combination of these elements.

The Trademark Act, 1999, governs the laws related to trademarks and their registration. The trademarks in India are registered by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, (Office of the Registrar of Trademarks), Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Government of India.Typically, the validity of trademark registration spans 10 years, with the option to renew it for subsequent 10-year periods.. Trademarks are registered under business name . Register your company with us immediately if you haven’t done so yet!



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Trademark Registration

Registration of Trademark Application is completely online.There is a standard operating process of Trademark Applications. Once registered , Trademark is valid for 10 years.


Conduct Trademark Search

We will do a trademark search for you to verify that their brand name is unique by doing a search which is a crucial for Trademak registration to avoid costly legal conflicts and verify that your brand name is distinct and unique.
Our experts will conduct a trademark search for you in the Indian Trademark Registry database. A proper research on similar word marks and phonetically similar names in a certain class will be done to check what type of trademark suits best for your business.

Filing of Application

After trademark search, if the same seems to be available then you have to make an online application on https://ipindia.gov.in/ for registration of trademark. This process can be done through trademark attorney.

Examination of Application

After filling an application for Trademark registration, the same is primarily examined by the trademark authority and if there is any issue then same will be communicated to the trademark owner for their reply. It generally takes 1-2 months.

Reply to Trademark Objection

If trademark authority finds any irregularity in application including similarity in the proposed trademark/logo with any existing trademark then the same will be communicated as objection. After this trademark owner has to submit its reply within 30 days.

Trademark Advertisement Publication

After the acceptance of the mark, trademark is published in TM Journal. The certificate gets automatically issued if no opposition is filed within four months or if the application has not already been withdrawn by the Registrar of Trade Marks at the request of the applicant.


If the trademark is opposed by any third party after the publication, the same needs to be disposed of as per rules after giving proper hearing opportunity to both the parties. If the opposition is dismissed, the trade mark proceeds for registration and registration certificate is issued to the applicant. In case opposition is allowed, the application gets refused as per law.

Registration of Trademark

"Once registered a Trademark is applicable for 10 years."
A registered Trademark can be renewed after every 10 years for an indefinite period by paying the prescribed fee on the prescribed form.

Types of Trademark Symbols & its meanings.

TM-™,SM- ℠, R-® & C-© Symbols

There are several symbols that indicate the status of Trademark. These symbols are typically placed adjacent to the trademark that depicts its current status. – ™ for unregistered trademarks, ® for registered trademarks, ℠ for service marks, and © symbol stands for copyright.Misuse of these symbols can lead to legal issues, so it's essential to use them accurately.


A TM-™ Trademark Symbol is used for goods to indicate that a word, phrase, symbol, or design is claimed as a trademark.TM signifies that the Trademark has already been applied but yet to be registered.

SM- ℠

SM- ℠ symbol is used to indicate that a word, phrase, symbol, or design is claimed as a service mark, Like the ™ symbol, it does not imply that the mark is registered.


This symbol is used to indicate that a trademark has been officially registered with the government authority Intellectual Property India (IPI). It is used for marks that have been formally registered


© is not particularly a trademark symbol, the copyright symbol is used to indicate ownership of original works of authorship, such as literary works, music, and artwork. It signifies that the work is protected by copyright law.

What Can You

Register As a Trademark?

Many aspects of your brand image can be registered as a trademark. The aspect you need to consider to register a trademark online is which aspect of your brand stands out to your customers. Pick that aspect(s) for applying for a trademark in india.

01. Name

a. Product Name: You can register a particular product’s name as a trademark. Apple’s iPod is a product name trademark.

b. Business Name: Registering a company name as a trademark is the most common route businesses take. Ex: Bajaj.

c. Person’s Name/Surname: If your name plays an important part in generating revenue, then you can even trademark your name! Ex: Shah Rukh Khan has trademarked his name.

d. Abbreviations: Abbreviations of a company or brand name can also be a trademark. Ex: BMW.

02. Logo/Symbol

It is highly recommended to trademark a logo because it visually represents your brand. Your customers can recollect a logo faster than a name. A great example of a brand registration in India is the ‘swoosh’ of Nike.

03. Tagline

If you have a tagline for your brand, you can go ahead and trademark that as well. A tagline tells your customers what you stand for as a business. For example, KFC ‘It’s finger lickin’ good’.

04. Other Options

a. Colour Mark: You can register a trademark online for a colour or a combination of colours. (Ex: Cadbury has trademarked the colour royal blue)

b. Sound Mark: Musical notes or sounds can be trademarked via online trademark registration if we can prove that it’s distinctive. Nokia has trademarked its tune.

c. Scent Mark: Even scents can be trademarked in online trademark registration.

Examples of

Trademark Registration

Below are some examples of Trademark which will help you to clarify which trademark you must choose for your business.

Product Mark

When a trademark is used to identify a product, it can be referred to simply as a "product trademark" or "goods trademark."

Service Mark

Similar to ordinary trademarks, service marks are used to distinguish services rather than goods. They protect services provided by one entity to avoid being confused with others.

Word Mark

Word mark consists solely of one or more words, letters, or numerals. it relies exclusively on the textual representation of the mark to distinguish the goods or services.

Number Mark

Number marks can include any combination of numbers, digits, or numerals used to identify a brand, product, service, or business.

Shape Mark

A shape mark protects the unique shape or configuration of a product or its packaging. shape marks are based on the three-dimensional appearance of the product or packaging.

Device Mark

A "device mark" refers to a specific design, logo, symbol, image, or graphical element used to represent a brand. Device marks rely on visual representations.

Sound Mark

A sound mark is a type of trademark that is represented by a distinctive sound. It's a non-conventional form of trademark, alongside things like colors, smells, and shapes,

Color Mark

A color mark is a unique identifier for goods or services, consisting of a specific color or combination of colors, distinguishing a brand in the marketplace

Pattern Mark

A pattern mark consists of a specific arrangement or combination of elements, such as shapes, designs, or motifs, which are used to identify and distinguish goods or services.

List of Documents Required for

Trademark Registration

Below are the documents required for the process of Trademark Registration:

  • Copy of the Trademark/Logo
  • Signed form- TM-A
  • Identity Proof and Address Proof of the signatory/directors
  • MSME Certificate for Concessional Fee
  • Incorporation Certificate/Partnership Deed/LLP Agreement

Important points to consider

For Trademark and Logo registration

Below are the important points to consider for the process of Trademark and Logo Registration:

  • Fee for trademark is individual name is Rs.4500 and in other cases its Rs.9000
  • If you have MSME certificate, then the govt. fee will be 50%
  • If your brand name is a logo then share that logo with us.
  • Validity of trademark registration is 10 years and after that same can be renewed by filing application in six months advance.
  • Trademark includes any word, title, symbol, name, logo, signature, any slogan, punch line or any combination thereof.
  • You can use the symbol "TM" once application is submitted and after registration "R" publication can be used.
  • You can register both wordmarks (names of the business including tagline) and device marks(specific symbols like logos and labels that uniquely represent the businesses)



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Trademark Registration

  • Basic
  • 6499
    per (Including Government Fee & GST)
  • Trademark Search
  • Application for Trademark and tracking status
  • Premium
  • 9999
    per (Including Government Fee & GST)
  • Trademark Search
  • Application for Trademark and tracking status
  • Logo/Trademark Design
  • Reply for any objections

Note : Above Price is for Individual and MSME entities only. Government fees for Other entities is Rs 9000 and Accordingly price will change.

Have A Question?


A trademark is a unique sign, symbol, word, phrase, logo, or combination thereof that identifies and distinguishes the goods or services of one company from those of another.

trademark search is a process of conducting a thorough investigation to identify existing trademarks that may conflict with a proposed trademark. The purpose of a trademark search is to determine the availability and registrability of a particular mark before filing a trademark application. It helps to assess the potential risks and potential objections that may arise during the registration process.

Registering your trademark provides you with legal protection and exclusive rights to use the mark for the goods or services for which it is registered. It also helps you establish a strong brand identity and prevent others from using similar marks that may confuse consumers.

To register your trademark in India, you can file an application with the Trademark Registry. The application can be filed online or offline. You will need to provide details about your trademark, such as the class of goods or services it represents, and pay the necessary fees.

There are 45 classes of goods and services for trademark registration in India. Each class represents a different type of product or service. You will need to identify the appropriate class or classes for your trademark when you file your application. (Link of PDF of 45 classes to be provided)

The trademark registration process in India usually takes between 18 to 24 months from the date of filing the application. However, this timeline may vary depending on factors such as the backlog of applications and any objections or oppositions that may be raised. Usual timetable is as below:

  • Filing to issuance of examination report              : 3 to 6 months
  • Consideration of reply to examination report       : 2 to 4 months
  • Appointment of show cause hearing                   : 10 to 14 months
  • Advertisement after acceptance                         : 2 weeks
  • Opposition proceedings (from filing to disposal ) : Approximately 10 years

The fees for trademark registration in India depend on various factors, such as the type of applicant, the number of classes of goods or services, and the mode of filing. The fees range from INR 4,500 to INR 10,000 per class for individual applicants and from INR 9,000 to INR 20,000 per class for other applicants.

No, you cannot register a trademark that is similar or identical to an existing trademark in the same class of goods or services. This is because it may cause confusion among consumers and infringe on the existing trademark owner’s rights.

Yes, you can use the ® symbol after your trademark is registered. The ® symbol signifies that your trademark is registered and provides legal protection against infringement.

A trademark registration in India lasts for ten years from the date of filing the application. It can be renewed for successive periods of ten years.

Absolutely, that’s why one create this intangible asset like any other asset, trademark can also be sold and bought. Selling a trademark typically involves transferring the ownership and associated rights to another individual or entity.

In the context of trademark registration, “TM” and “R” are symbols that indicate the status of a trademark. The primary distinction between “TM” and “R” lies in their usage: “TM” is employed for unregistered trademarks, whereas “R” is utilized for registered trademarks. The “TM” symbol is a general claim of ownership, while the “R” symbol indicates that the trademark has undergone the formal registration process and has legal protection.


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