The process to get a trademark registered involves filing of the trademark registration application, examination of the trademark, publication or advertisement of the trademark, objections if raised/ found, registration of the trademark and renewal of the trademark after every 10 years.
The procedure to register a trademark is simple, however, it is recommended to employ/ get assistance from an expert for the registration procedure to make it easier and dependable. Get Assistance from Experts of TaxUpp.
1. Search Trademark:
Remember to choose a unique and distinctive mark as it will represent your company. The other important point is identifying which class you belong to. Currently, there are 45 classes of goods and services under which the trademark can be registered. Classes 1-34 are for goods and classes 35-45 are for service. The trademark search shows all the types of trademarks that are already available in the market, either registered or unregistered. The search further tells whether the applied trademark has a competition for the same trademark.
2. Selection of Class and Document Collection/ Prepration:
Next step is to select appropriate class for your business. TaxUpp will help you in selecting the right classes to cover all aspects of your business. Simultaneously, you can start collecting all the required documents at one place for registration.
3. File Trademark Application:
a. The application for registration of the trademark can either be filed in a single- class or a multi- class totally depending on the goods and services the business pertains to.
b. File for a trademark under “one” class. Meaning the trademark will be registered only for the specific class that you have chosen. In this case, you have to fill in form TM-1.
c. The other option is to file for multiple classes or series trademark, or collective trademark. For this, you have to fill in form TM-A. This form allows you to register the trademark in bundle or beyond one class.