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Secure your brand's identity with ease! Shoplegal offers trademark registration in Cochin at just Rs 5750/-. This process shields words, slogans, logos, or combinations, ensuring exclusivity and preventing unauthorized use by others. It's crucial in connecting products with their rightful makers, safeguarding against confusion among consumers.

Online Trademark registration in Cochin is straightforward, primarily when the mark being protected is distinctive. However, infringement by another company can occur if they use a similar trademark to confuse consumers. This is where logo registration in Cochin becomes essential - it halts others from infringing on your logo or trademark. At Shoplegal, our trademark attorneys in Cochin guide clients on marks that might cause confusion among consumers, ensuring registration for unique and distinctive trademarks. We assist in designing logos swiftly, facilitating trademark applications in Cochin before business or product launches.

The purpose of registering a brand name in Cochin is to set your product apart from competitors. Therefore, uniqueness and distinctiveness are key. Trademarks in Cochin vary in strength, with the strongest ones being easily protected by law due to their distinctiveness and clear differentiation in the market. Trust Shoplegal to safeguard your brand effectively with our seamless trademark registration services in Cochin.

Legal Requirement of a Trademark:

Conditions for a Trademark:

  • Must have a graphical representation.
  • Should distinguish goods or services from others.
  • Usage in connection with goods or services.
  • Shouldn't describe the product or service directly.

Refusal of Trademark Application:

Trademarks might be rejected due to Absolute or Relative grounds for refusal.

Absolute Grounds For Refusal

  • Can't distinguish one person's goods/services from another's.
  • Indicates the type, quality, purpose, origin, or characteristics of the goods/services.
  • Commonly used in the industry or languages.
  • Causes public deception or confusion.
  • Might offend religious sentiments.
  • Prohibited under the Emblems and Names Act, 1950.

Relative Grounds For Refusal Of Registration

  • A trademark that matches or resembles an earlier trademark (applied or registered).
  • By virtue of law of copyright.

Legal Protection

A trademark legally safeguards brand names and logos used for goods and services.

Intellectual Property

Trademarks are a form of Intellectual Property used to differentiate and identify the origin of goods from one another.

Unique Brand

An exclusive brand establishes an identity for a product, setting it apart from its rivals.

Boost Sales

The brand name establishes credibility, quality, and satisfaction in the minds of consumers.

Trust and Goodwill

Trademarks linked to superior products often build stronger goodwill and foster trust.

Global Recognition

Registering a trademark exposes the owner to the global market.

Trademark Symbols :

Once the trademark application is filed, the applicant can start using the TM symbol.

After the trademark gets registered, the applicant can begin using the R Symbol.

Trademark Registration Process after filing the application:

  • The Registrar on thought of the application and any proof of utilization or peculiarity chooses whether the application ought to be acknowledged for registration or not, and whenever acknowledged, distributes the equivalent in the Trade Marks Journal, an official newspaper of the Trade Marks Registry, which is facilitated week after week on authentic site
  • Any person can file an opposition within four months from the date of publication - opposition proceeding will be conducted at the Trade Marks office.
  • The trademark application then examined by the examiner of the trademark as to whether the relevant mark is capable of distinguishing applicant’s goods or service, or deception because of any earlier identical or similar marks in the records.
  • Application for registration of trademarks is received at Trade Marks Registry.
  • Application will be registered if there is no opposition received within four month from the date of publication

FAQ on Trademark Registration

  • What is a trademark or service mark?
    A trademark is typically a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a mix of these, that sets apart and differentiates goods from others. Similarly, a service mark does the same for services, setting them apart from others.
  • What is a trademark class?
    The Trademark Registry divides trademarks into 45 classes. Each brand name must be registered under the suitable class that represents its product or service.
  • What is trademark search?
    Performing a thorough search of your trademark in the database is crucial before applying. This step is vital as it helps uncover potential issues. Shoplegal's attorneys can assist in conducting these name searches.
  • Is Trademark, Copyright and Patent same?
    No! Trademarks safeguard brand names and logos. Copyrights shield artistic or literary creations. Patents, on the other hand, secure inventions.
  • Why Shoplegal in Trademark?
    You'll need a certified Trademark Attorney to handle trademark affairs at the registry. Our licensed Shoplegal attorneys, specialized in trademarks, offer valuable guidance and support throughout the trademark application process.
  • How do I file my trademark application?
    You can submit your trademark application and associated documents online through the provided Shoplegal trademark application link.
  • What should I do after filing the trademark application?
    The examiner will assess your application around a month after you file it. Make sure to check your application status regularly, at least once a month. Shoplegal's attorneys will send important emails or notifications regarding your application that require your attention.
  • When can I use Trademark symbols?
    If your trademark is registered, add an R after the mark. If it's not yet registered, use TM for goods and SM for services. This shows that you've applied for trademark or service mark protection in IP India.
  • Why is my application being rejected?
    If your trademark resembles an existing application or uses common words, it might get rejected.
  • How to select a trademark?
    Avoid choosing geographic, common personal names, or surnames as trademarks. It's recommended to opt for invented or coined words as they offer better uniqueness and protection.

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