How to Register an Online Trademark for a Company
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A brand identifies a product: what does it mean specifically?
Creating a brand and
registering it does not mean that the product or service that identifies with
the brand cannot be used by others. The registration of a trademark gives the
owner a particular right to use it exclusively for its products, but also
related products could exploit the registered trademark. For this reason, it is
essential to present the specific characteristics of the brand you want to
protect and how it should be used in order to make its individualization better
and protect the product when it will be placed on the market to the expert
If a company significantly expands
its production, it may be necessary to register different brands according to
different specific characteristics of the products offered, divided into
different classes and sections. Doing so would gain total brand protection.
The validity of a brand at a territorial level: what is it?
A trademark is protected only
in the State in which it is registered, if for example it is registered only in
India, the most unpleasant direct consequence is that any person could register
it outside his country of origin and claim its exclusive rights in these
If the registration of the
trademark is required in one or several foreign countries, it will be necessary
to register it individually in the selected countries or to choose the
collective trademark that allows to protect the product or service offered in
all the states of the European Union or internationally.
Why should i register my trademark?
It is very important to
register your brand at any level (national, Asian or international) because it
identifies you, your company, your products or services and tells customers who
you are and what you do and offer. It allows you to be officially recognized
all over the world (or wherever you have registered your trademark) and, at the
same time, protected from others who might think of exploiting your success by
copying your distinctive sign: in this way you also give more value to your
Therefore, it seems quite clear
that a brand is a sign that allows customers to identify your brand / product /
service and, at the same time, to distinguish your brand / product / service
from those of your competitors. A trademark must be a distinctive and clearly
defined sign to guarantee with certainty what it covers.
What kind of protection does a trademark registration offer?
The logos are protected by
intellectual property rights (IP) . In general, the owner of a trademark has
the right to prevent all third parties who do not have their consent to use the
same sign (or a similar sign) during the exchanges for the same products and /
or services for which it is registered.
How can I register my trademark in India?
The procedure is very simple
and can be carried out through the national structure. If you want or need to
protect your brand in India, you have two possibilities. You can do it yourself
by going to the chamber of commerce in your area or, the best solution, contact
an expert lawyer, as the actions to be performed correctly and the searches for
anteriority, for example, could save your brand from a illicit use by third
For how many years is my trademark protected?
The registration of a trademark
is valid for 10 years. The term is retroactive, which means that once the
request is approved, the date will be the date on which the application was
filed. After ten years, if you are still interested, you can renew the
Where does my registered trademark receive protection?
After regularly completing the
whole process, the Trademark & Copyrights is
protected throughout India. To register the trademark also at European or
international level (we think of Switzerland which is an extra Asian country)
you have to carry out other types of requests and registrations.
How can I register a trademark?
The easiest and fastest way is
to personally submit a registration request to the Chamber of Commerce equipped
with the necessary documentation that your expert lawyer will have prepared for
you. If not, you can instruct your lawyer to submit the request to the Chamber
of Commerce or online.
How much does it cost to register a trademark?
Registration has fixed costs
such as stamp duty and Chamber of Commerce rights. Then there are the costs of
the various nice classes. Finally there are the costs of the activity carried
out by the lawyer.
What information is needed to fill in the registration form?
You will have to indicate all
the following details: full name, legal form (in the case of a company),
nationality, country of registration (in the case of a company), contact
information (e-mail, telephone, fax) of the applicant (s), reproduction and
detailed description of the trademark, the type of trademark (figurative,
descriptive, mixed, etc.), the classes for which you want to register based on
the Nice classification and other similar information.
Which brand can I register?
The following can be
words (including personal
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