A trademark is a mark granted to a product or service of the manufacturer or an entrepreneur to make the product or the service name unique and differentiable from other products or services names, which are sold in the market. Trademarks are useful in protecting your business entities, goods, and services. It is important to know its procedure in detail to get brand protection.
Who is eligible for Trademark registration?
Trademark registration in India can be filed by any individuals, joint owners, partnership firms, LLP, an Indian company, a foreign company, trust, or society. Documents submission depends on the category you fall within and accordingly Act 13 Advisory experts will help you.
What are the different types of trademarks in India?
- Product Mark: As the name suggests this mark is used for a product or a good rather than a service. It helps in product recognition and maintains the goodwill of the business. Under trademark class 1-34, goods are classified.
- Service Mark: This is similar to product mark but this is used for the services and not for the goods. It helps in differentiating the business services of the various business owners.
- Collective Mark: This mark represents a group of individuals who collectively use their mark for protecting the goods and the services. For eg. any association, public institution, or section 8 company.
- Certification Mark: This is a sign which denotes the origin of the product, material, quality, or other specific details issued to the proprietor. These are seen on toys, electronic products, packed food, etc and represent the certification.
- Shape Mark: This mark is used for the protection of the shape of the product so that customers can easily recognize specific products.
- Pattern Mark: This type of mark is for the specifically designed pattern which distinguishes one product from another.
- Sound Mark: This mark is used for the protection of sound logos which is also known as audio mnemonics, for eg. the tune of IPL, Apple iPhone, and more.