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online trademark registration

Can I use a video game character’s name as part of my artist name even if it would get trademarked or be used for pro...

The answer to this question varies depending upon the name, the person is using as a part of artist name. If the video game character is very famous one, using the name can be problematic, may be not now but in future.
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Dealing with TM Objection raised in an examination report

Applied for Trademark Registration? Know why ministry may raise an objection against your trademark application, and how you can deal with it.
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How Should I Pick Appropriate Class for Trademark Registration?

A Trademark is a unique identity of a product/ service/ business, expressed through graphical representation, text, color combination, sound, smell, taste or even a name giving a full-fledged definition to a brand. Read more at

How to register a brand name or a trademark in India?

Why you need to consider registering trademark for your business? How to register trademark? Get your brand established and protected by way of online trademark.
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Significance of claiming a user date in trademark registration application

Trademark registration is specifically for claiming a right over a particular word /logo/ a combination or both before anyone else and benefiting from the exclusive rights therefrom. An individual/a company who applies first for trademark registration in India gets priority over that name. So, the importance of user date is essential in trademark registration for registered as well as unregistered trademarks.

Transfer of trademark rights through trademark assignment

Trademark registration in India is perpetual in nature; only if the renewal is done from time to time. However, maintaining a trademark for a long time can be a costly affair. There are various reasons why an individual might want to transfer their registered mark. Primarily TM owners look out to assign their trademark or license their intellectual properties to encash their IP assets.

What is Trademark Objection and how to file a TM Objection Reply?

Trademark objection is one of the initial stages in the trademark registration process where the trademark examiner objects to your application due to certain reasons. It is not a straight forward denial to your claim, but the registrar seeks valid reasons or explanations about the mark and its registrability. He gives the applicant an opportunity to explain how the said trademark fits the criteria to avail valid registration. This is Trademark objection reply.

Understanding Formality Check Fail in Trademark status and actions to take

The process of trademark registration does not end with the filing of a trademark application with the ministry. A trademark application goes through certain different stages before it is registered. There are some stages where the registrar raises an issue which needs to be addressed where the trademark status is updated.

What cannot be registered as trademark in India?

Trademark registration and assignment paves way for creating a unique identification of products or services. It distinguishes products and services from one to another. But it is important to understand what can and what cannot be trademarked before selecting a brand name. In this article, you will come to know what cannot be trademarked while selecting the brand name, so you can avoid the rejection of trademark application.

Common Myths about Trademark Registration

In the present competitive world, being visible and making an impression is essential. With millions of similar products available in the market, IP theft is common. Trademark registration is vital, as it provides a stronger claim over the brand in comparison to unregistered marks.

When can a Trademark be Removed from the Registry?

Historically speaking, the Trade Mark Act, 1940 was the first statutory law formed for governing the trademark in India. It was replaced by the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958. Currently, the Trade Marks Act, 1999 governs the law relating to the trademark registration in India.

A simplified guide on process of trademark search

Trademark search is an important part of trademark registration. If the search is not done properly then there may be chances of objection and rejection of trademark application. The steps involved to search a trademark are discussed under.