Trademark Registration in Bangalore
Trademark registration in Bangalore is a straight forward task by Smartauditor consultants. Our reputed firm has now extended at various places in the city like Whitefield, Bannerghatta, Bellandur, Yelahanka and Hebbal. Trademark is described as a unique identity that can differentiate the service or the product from other competitive companies. The unique identity or its expressions may be a word, logo, sound, smell, colour or combinations of colours. Most of the business comes with unique logo or name and to protect the uniqueness, they must be registered as trademark. A registered trademark is an intangible asset and it falls under the intellectual property rights.
Once the trademark is registered, it cannot be misused by other competitive companies and it is valid for 10 years. A trademark when filed in India can also be filed in other countries; hence global filing is possible. The registration gives the right to sue the infringers. We have a group of professionals, who assist in the registration process from beginning till end. The trademark can be registered in Bangalore by any person who claims to be the proprietor that includes the body corporates, individuals, start-ups, partnership firms and the trusts. The trademark registration is done under the Trade Marks Act 1999, if it is graphically represented and when it is capable of differentiating the goods and services from its competitive companies.
Further the trademark is refused if it is deceptively similar to the existing trademarks. The traditional trademarks like collective mark and certification marks are registered marks. The non-traditional marks like sound, smell, taste are also registerable in India. Interestingly, the unregistered trademarks can also be protected under the common law and the trademark can be able to get established through passing-off actions. Yet, trademark registration in Bangalore is inevitable since registered trademark gives exclusive rights to the owner. In many of the legal proceedings, the registered trademark serves as the prima facie evidence of its validity and it can be used as a security to avail loans. Hence, trademark serves as an intangible asset.
Documents required for Trademark Registration
- The name of the applicant
- The address and nationality of the applicant
- A copy of the brand or any slogan as desired by the applicant
- The identity and the business proofs
- Form 48 which is signed by the applicant
- In case of any partnership or LLP, then incorporation certificate is needed.
Benefits of Trademark Registration
- The registered trademark builds trust and goodwill.
- Differentiates the products and services.
- The quality of the product will be recognised.
- It acts as an asset.
- It gives protection against the infringement.