Can surnames or last names be registered in India?

Names or surnames cannot be used as a trademark in India if they do not possess a distinctive character.

Common names and surnames may not be registered as it may lead to confusion. However, is a surname is uncommon or very rare, it may be considered distinctive and registrable.

The biggest problem with registered a surname is that one cannot claim exclusive rights over it and cannot stop people who have the same surname from using it.

 

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