Trademark Filing

The intangible creations of the human mind include intellectual property. Copyright and industrial property are two traditional categories of intellectual property (IP). However, industrial property idea includes patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and place of origin designations. Copyright laws safeguard literary, musical, and artistic creations. Intellectual property rights, in general, are a group of exclusive rights granted to the lawful owner.

Trademarks are a part of intellectual property. Any organisation or business may acquire a term, device, name, symbol, or mix of these to set its products apart from rival businesses. Another name for it is the brand name. Any individual, corporation, or other legal organisation may own a trademark.

PATHtoIP® provides you with various alternatives, such as a budget or a search based on a certain criterion, to meet your demands.

Essential Characteristics of a Trademark

A trademark is a graphic used in connection with any goods or services to denote a commercial relationship between goods or services and the user of the mark. A trademark must fulfil the following crucial conditions to fall under the legislative definition:

  • It must be a device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, or an acronym of a name, signature, word, letter, or number shape of goods, packing, a combination of colours, or any combination thereof.
  • It must be graphically represented.
  • It must be capable of differentiating one person’s goods or services from others.
  • It must be applied to or suggested for products or services.
  • The mark must be in written or another form of visual representation.
  • It must use the mark, availability, or performance of services concerning goods or services.
  • The usage must indicate a relationship between goods or services and depend on the circumstances; the party with the right to use the mark must be either an owner or a permitted user.

Types of trademarks

Under the Trademarks Act of 1999, there are several categories of trademarks that can be registered:

Products Mark

A product mark is a category of a trademark applied to a commercial good instead of a service. This trademark primarily indicates the product’s place of origin and aids in preserving the company’s good name. Nestle, Amul, etc., are a few examples.

Service Mark

A service mark is similar to a product mark, except it intends to distinguish the entity’s services rather than its goods. These distinguish the owners of one business from the owners of another.

Collective Mark

A collective mark is registered under the names of organisations or groups. During promotional events, these people educate the audience about the organisation. This mark is utilised when a collection of people jointly protects a service or a collection of commodities. A mark holder may be an organisation, a public institution, or a Section 8 company.

Certification Mark

This mark indicates the product’s origin, quality, material, or other particulars the owner provides. This mark establishes the goods’ quality and value. Electronics, toys, and consumables packed often bear certification stamps.

Process of Trademark Filling

The registration process is first-come, first-served in India. It’s imperative to submit your registration application as soon as you can as a result. It usually takes 2-3 years to register a trademark if a third party does not oppose it. The Controller General of Patents, Trade Marks, Industrial Designs, and Geographical Indications handle trademark applications.

The trademark filing process includes the following steps:

STEP 1: Conduct a Trademark Search

The business owner or a trademark expert must search the database before starting the trademark filing. A trademark search can reveal if a similar or identical trademark was previously registered with the trademark registrar.

Many company owners don’t understand the importance of a TM search. Forgoing a TM search is not adequate if you have a unique brand name in mind.

A trademark search gives you a clear picture of where your trademark stands, determines whether any similar trademarks are currently in use, and occasionally warns you of the possibility of filing a trademark infringement action.

STEP 2: Filing a Trademark

The application for trademark registration may submit to the Trademark Registrar after completing a trademark search.

The proper paperwork and filing fee must accompany all applications for trademark registration. Therefore, our team of experts at PATHtoIP® strives to meet all trademark filing requirements.

The following details are included in a trademark registration application:

  • Logo or trademark
  • Identification of the trademark owner, including the address
  • Classification or Trademark Class
  • Trademark used since the date
  • Details of the products or services

STEP 3: Trademark Applications Allotment

A trademark application allocation number is assigned within one or two working days of the trademark registration application that has been submitted to the trademark registrar.

STEP 4: Examining Trademarks

After confirming the accuracy of the trademark application, the trademark officer would provide a trademark inspection report. It might take the test anywhere from 12 to 18 months. The examiner may accept the trademark without conditions, subject to or object.

If the trademark is accepted unconditionally, it publishes in the Trademark Journal. If the application is not approved unconditionally, the examination report will specify the conditions that should complete or the objections that must be addressed, with one month to do so.

STEP 5: Trademark Journal Publication

The publication phase incorporates into the trademark registration process to provide anybody with the possibility to contest the trademark registration.

Once the trademark registration is published in a trademark journal, the public may protest if they believe it will harm them. If there is no opposition, the trademark is registered three to four months after publication. If there is an objection, the Registrar holds a fair hearing and decides.

The Trademark Officer will decide whether to accept the trademark registration application based on the hearings and the evidence given.

One can appeal the Trademark Hearing Officer’s decision to the Intellectual Property Appellate Board.

STEP 6: Registering a Trademark

Once the trademark registration application has been granted and published in the Trademark Journal, a registration certificate bearing the Trademark Office’s seal is out.

The owner has an exclusive right to use the mark after receiving the trademark registration certificate, which designates the mark as their registered trademark. You can place the trademark or logo next to the ® sign.

Why Choose PATHtoIP® for Trademark Filing?

A person’s unique rights to goods and services are known as trademarks. When workers economically exploit, the owners can profit. A party possessing trademark rights can sue other parties that infringe on their rights.

We PATHtoIP® make sure to prove our services are created following the client’s demands and a thorough review of the expert, providing the arguments and credentials for your concept. You can count on our visionaries and professionals, who offer an ample range of services to help you turn your idea into a tangible asset.

PATHtoIP® assists you in effortlessly complete the trademark filing application and registration process.

We are a well-known law firm that provides excellent intellectual property services through a skilled team of IP consultants who assist several organisations and inventors.

Contact Us


Awfis Que Spaces Center, Seasons Mall, Magarpatta City, Hadapsar, Pune

Phone:+91 84119 35620 / +91 95455 88856

Copyright © 2024 PATHtoIP LLP. All Rights Reserved.

Concept, Design & Hosting by Saman Technosys Pvt. Ltd.


Welcome to the website of PATHtoIP. As per the rules of the Bar Council of India, lawyers and law firms are not permitted to solicit work or advertise. By clicking on the "I AGREE" button below, the website visitor agrees and acknowledges that: –

  • There has been no advertisement, personal communication, solicitation, invitation or any other inducement of any sort whatsoever by or on behalf of PATHtoIP or any of its members to solicit any work through this website.
  • The user wishes to gain more information about PATHtoIP for their own information and use.
  • All information about PATHtoIP on this website is being provided to the user only on their specific request and any information obtained or materials downloaded from this website is completely at the user's volition and any transmission, receipt or use of this site would not create any lawyer-client relationship.
  • This website is a resource for informational purposes only and though intended, is not promised or guaranteed, to be complete or updated. PATHtoIP does not warrant that the information contained on this website is accurate or complete, and hereby disclaims all liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause.
  • PATHtoIP assumes no liability for the interpretation and/or use of the information contained on this website, nor does it offer a warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
  • The contents of this website do not constitute, and shall not be construed as, legal advice or a substitute for legal advice. If you have any legal issues, you, in all cases, must seek independent legal advice.
  • PATHtoIP is not liable for any consequence of any action taken by the user relying on material / information provided on this website or through any external links thereon.
  • The information provided under this website is solely available at the user's request for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as soliciting or advertisement.
  • All material and information (except any statutory instruments or judicial precedents) on this website is the intellectual property of PATHtoIP, and no part thereof shall be used, with or without adaptation, without the express prior written consent of PATHtoIP.