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TRADEMARK REGISTRATION Basically, a trademark is a “brand” or “logo” that you can use to distinguish your product from those of your competitors. Through trademark registration or you can say logo registration/brand registration, you can protect your brand or logo by restricting other people from using the same. For e.g. the logo of NIKE and their tagline JUST DO IT is a registered brand name. By trademarking your logo or brand, you are providing it protection as it is illegal to use the same logo or tagline. TYPES OF TRADEMARKS AVAILABLE Names, including your own name or surname. An invented word or any arbitrary dictionary word or words. It does not need to be descriptive of the character or quality of the goods/service. Letters or numerals or any combination. Symbols Monograms Combination of colours or even a single colour in combination with a word or device. Shape of goods or their packaging. Marks constituting a 3-dimensional sign. Sound marks when represented in conventional notation or described in words by being graphically represented DOCUMENTS REQUIRED A soft copy of the logo in JPEG format. TM 48 (form of authorization). Date of first use of the mark. Name and address of the proprietor of the mark. Required fee. WHAT DOES THE REGISTER OF TRADEMARK CONTAIN? Currently maintained in electronic form, the trademark contains the following: The class and goods/services in respect of which it is registered including particulars affecting the scope of registration of rights conferred or disclaimers. Address of the proprietors. Particulars of trade or other description of the proprietor. The convention application date (if applicable). Place where a trademark has been registered with the consent of the proprietor of an earlier mark or earlier rights.