Trademarks are unique identities that can be registered with the regulatory authorities in order to legally protect a product, service, or a business name from not only illegal impersonators, counterfeits, copies, etc but also from solicitation of unwarranted ownership that is often showcased by third parties on purpose to either willingly encash or to spoil a reputation built by the actual owner of a brand.
Unique identities and expressions can be logos, photographs, slogans, words, color combinations, graphics, etc.
A registered trademark becomes the intellectual property of your business and its registration certificate acts as a protective cover.
In India, trademarks are registered and regulated by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Government of India. You can register your trademark under the provisions of The Trademark Act, 1999.
A registration certificate once obtained is valid till 10 years from the date of registration and provides the owner a right to sue the entities who try and copy a registered trademark.
A ™ can be obtained within 3 days. However, to get a ® symbol, it may take up to 2 years from the date of application.
In case a Trademark registration is nearing its expiry date, the owner can apply for the renewal for an incremental period of 10 years by submitting an application with requisite forms.
With the assurance of covering all the compliances and statutory requirements, our aim is to provide you a hassle-free one-stop solution for all your Trademark related needs.
SSI conducts a detailed search of the proposed Trademark, logo, brand name to ensure that it is not registered or applied by any other entity yet. As a trademark can be only be registered if it is found to be unique; it is incredibly important that the preliminary analysis done for each product, service, or brand name is thorough.
In case your logo or brand name is already registered or have been applied by some other entity, our team helps you find a suitable alternative so that you can modify your application and proceed accordingly.
Before making an application, the applicant needs to assess and identify the right Class(es) under which the product/ brand/ business name has to be registered.
A highly experienced & competent team at SSI helps all its clients in the identification, planning & selection of the right class for registration.
Categorically there are 45 classes in which all the goods and services have been segregated by the Trademark Registry and every logo/ brand/ business name has to be registered under an appropriate class.
Once an assurance has been developed that the brand name or logo in consideration is unique and can be registered; SSI, as per the regulatory norms of the Trademark registrar, then proceeds by preparing the Notarized Power of Attorney that gives it the right to make a trademark registration on a client’s behalf.
After receiving consent and signatures of all the authorized signatories of an applicant entity, SSI then starts with the preparation of application documents and files it before the registrar.
Our assistance and service continue till you get the right to use the ™ symbol.