How to register your Trademark in India ?

In India, trademark registration is handled by the Indian Trade Marks Office, which is a part of the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM). Here are the general steps to trademark in India:

  1. Search the Trade Marks Journal: Before applying for a trademark, it is important to search the Trade Marks Journal to ensure that the mark you want to register is not already in use or similar to an existing mark.
  2. File an application: Next, you will need to file an application with the Indian Trade Marks Office. The application must include the trademark, the goods or services it will be used for, and the class of goods or services that it falls under.
  3. Examination: After filing the application, it will be examined by the Trade Marks Office to ensure that it meets all legal requirements and does not infringe on existing trademarks.
  4. Publication: If the trademark is accepted, it will be published in the Trade Marks Journal. This is to give an opportunity for any person to oppose the registration of the trademark.
  5. Opposition: If any person objects to the registration of the trademark, an opposition proceeding will be initiated.
  6. Grant of Registration: Once all objections are resolved, your trademark will be granted registration.

It is important to note that trademark registration is a long process and it may take more than a year to get the registration. It is best to consult a trademark attorney to help guide you through the process and ensure that your application is as strong as possible.

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