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                                          Check out some frequently asked questions about trademarks.


What is a Trademark ?

A trade mark  is a visual symbol which may be a word signature, name, device, label, numerals or  combination of colours used by one undertaking on goods or services or other articles of commerce to distinguish it from other similar goods or services originating from a different undertaking.


What are the benefits of registering  a trade mark? 

The registration of a trade mark confers upon the owner the exclusive right to the use of the registered trade mark and indicate so by using the symbol (R) in relation to the goods or services in respect of which the mark is registered and seek the relief of infringement in appropriate courts in the country.  The exclusive right is however subject to any conditions entered on the register such as limitation of area of use etc.  Also, where two or more persons have registered identical or nearly similar mark due to special circumstances such exclusive right does not operate  against each other.

Who can apply for a trade mark and how ?

Any person claiming to be the proprietor of a trade mark used or proposed to be used  by him may apply in writing in prescribed manner for registration.  The application should contain the trade mark, the goods/services, name and address of applicant and agent (if any) with power of attorney , period of use of the mark and signature.

What is the function of a trade mark?

Under modern business condition a trade mark performs four functions

  It identifies the goods / or services and its origin.
  It guarantees its unchanged quality
  It advertises the goods/services
  It creates an image for the goods/ services.


What is the fee schedule for the services you offer?

Please contact us for fees detail for details regarding the costs involved and to avail our services. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 99882-00001.

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