A trademark is basically a brand name. It may include a word, name, a combination of words or names, or a logo. Further, it is used to recognise and also distinguish goods and services provided by one seller from those of other sellers. It further symbolises the source of a good or service.
Today, trademark infringement of unprotected trademark designs occurs on a daily basis. You may even lose the exclusive right to use a trademark if you are not cautious and vigilant.
Hence, you need a team of professional experts who can not only protect your trademark from being misused but also can guide you at regular intervals on the new updates in the intellectual property world.
Benefits of Trademark Registration in Hyderabad
Trust and Goodwill
Trademark registration constitutes intellectual property protection, which is an intangible asset for an organisation. A registered trademark is a right that can be sold or traded, franchised or commercially contracted
Trademark registration affords the proprietor legal protection over their exclusive right to use a trade name or logo. It guarantees greater ease in terms of undertaking legal proceedings against third-party infringers
Trademark registration will help to build a unique identity and brand for your goods or services. Competitors will not be permitted to use your trademark for the same goods or services.
Who Is Eligible to Apply for Trademark Registration?
Any person or company can apply for a trademark to protect its product or service. The request must be filed with the applicant’s trademark, name, and address, as well as the power of attorney.
The following entities in India can undergo trademark registration
Joint owners of any business together can file for a trademark, but both their names have to be mentioned in the application.
A sole proprietorship firm is not a separate legal entity, and the individual who runs the business is personally responsible for all its debts. It is one of the best business forms in terms of cost, level of maintenance, and setup. A proprietorship company can file a trademark application under its owner’s name but not under the business or proprietorship’s name.
When applying for a trademark, a partnership company must consider all of the names of the associates or partners in the application, up to a maximum of ten. If a secondary partner is present, the name of the minor’s guardian must be disclosed.
Limited Liability Partnership or LLP
As LLP companies are on their own identities, this type of company can file for trademark registration under the particular LLP’s name. But, the partners themselves cannot be applicants.
Society or Trust
Both trust and society can do trademark registration, provided it is given on behalf of the society Or trust. However, the names of the managing trustee, chairman, and secretary are stated in the application.
Documents Required for Trademark Registration in Hyderabad
An authorisation letter that is duly approved by you enables us to file for trademark registration on behalf of you. After obtaining the authorisation letter, our experts will begin with the preparation of your reports and documents, apply for registration online and even ensure the payment of the registration fee.
With Vakilsearch, you will get the confirmation of the request to use the ™ symbol within 24 hours.
While registering for the trademark, the bare minimum documents you need to provide are as follows:
- Applicant’s name
- Business type
- Business objectives
- Brand/logo/slogan name
- Registration address
Trademark Application Filing Process
Vakilsearch can help in your trademark search by searching using a trademark (™) directory. Our experts will conduct a thorough check on the trademark logo and brand name to ensure that it is not under anybody else’s name or pending registration.
The trademark application can be filed once it is found to be unique. In case your brand or logo is already registered by someone else, our experts will help you find ways to modify it so that your registration does not get dropped.
When applying for registration, you must place it under the correct class of classification. Our experts can assist you in selecting the appropriate class for which you must enrol under.
The Registrar will grant you the exclusive right to sell under a specific brand name within a specific sector of the economy, once he approves your application. Hence, every logo or brand name must be filed in the proper class.
Class 28, for example, covers products and services related to sports, games, and toys. Therefore, if you want to start a new toy brand, you must apply under Class 28.
Preparing the Application
After our experts ensure that your trademark name or logo is unique and can be registered, you can continue with the application process by providing the author’s letter to Vakilsearch.
This gives our experts the right to make the trademark registration on your behalf. All you have to do is sign the letter and return it to us. Moreover, our experts will also help you fill out the form and keep updating you regarding the proceedings until the registration process has concluded.