How does the process work with Trademark Angel? What happens after I buy a trademark package?

There are 3 ways how you can proceed: Book an initial phone call with us. Here is the link. Ask for a free preliminary trademark search to get an idea whether your trademark can be registered. This is a basic search but if your mark is unregistrable, we’ll be able to tell you. Order your search [...]

Who can use the registered mark symbol in India?

You can use ® symbol if your Indian trademark has registered. Using the symbol ® unless your trademark is registered in India is unlawful. Using ™ symbol with your trademark means that you claim to be the owner of the trademark and that you use the trademark as a “source indicator”. You can use the [...]

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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 [...]

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On what grounds can a trademark be refused in India?

1. Absolute Grounds for Trademark Refusal in India: Trademarks which are devoid of any distinctive character; that is to say, not capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one person from those of another person; Trademarks which consist exclusively of marks or indications which may serve in a trade to designate the kind, quality, [...]

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What marks are not registrable as trademarks in India?

Some trademarks cannot be registered in India. Some common reasons when a trademark in India cannot be registered are: If they lack distinctiveness and likely to cause deception or confusion; If they are likely to hurt religious sentiments of any community; If they contain any scandalous or obscene matter cannot be registered either; Trademarks that [...]

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Trademark Registration Process in India?

When a trademark application is filed, the India Trademark Office will review the application. Then an official receipt will be issued. TMO will review the submission and it usually takes about 1 month for the formality check review. Your trademark will then go through a substantial examination, which will last about 4 months. If everything [...]

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Do you do a free trademark search in India?

We offer a free identical trademark search for India (order on our website). Trademark search is really important before you decide whether to file or not as it may uncover a trademark that may be an obstacle to your trademark registration. While identical trademark search will find an obvious obstacle, a "similar mark" search is [...]

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What is the trademark classification in India?

India trademark classification system is based on the NICE classification system (1-34 for products and 35-45 services). Please read more about NICE classification system here. If you would like to get an idea of how goods and services are classified, have a look at general class headings.

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