Trademark Registration


Step 1: A Trademark application has to be filed before the Registrar of Trade Marks. It should be filed at the office of the Trade Marks Registry corresponding to the principal place of business of the applicant.

Step 2: An application can be filed by the proprietor of the business for use by the proprietor or his business. You can file either in the name of the proprietor or in the name of the business. We often guide applicants to apply in their personal name if they are unsure about the prospects of the business but have a very catchy name. So for instance, if you have the name “Bangalore Bajji Balle Balle” (or any other funny and catchy name) but don’t know if your restaurant will succeed because of the competition, you should choose to apply in your own name. In case things do not work out, you can always use the name for your next venture. If the Trademark is in the name of the Company, it usually dies with the Company.

Step 3: While applying for the Trademark Registration, the proprietor has to define the class under which he wants his product / service to be classified. The classification has to be done according to Schedule 4 of the Trade Marks Rules, 2002

Step 4: Finally, once the work is done, you need to pay the fees associated with the Trademark.