What is a mark registration?
What rights does trademark registration provide? In principle, a trademark registration will confer an exclusive right to the use of the registered trademark. This implies that the trademark can be exclusively used by its owner, or licensed to another party for use in return for payment.
The registered trademark symbol, ®, is a typographic symbol that provides notice that the preceding word or symbol is a trademark or service mark that has been registered with a national trademark office.
A trademark can be any word, phrase, symbol, design, or a combination of these things that identifies your goods or services. It's how customers recognize you in the marketplace and distinguish you from your competitors. The word “trademark” can refer to both trademarks and service marks.
It is a good idea to register your trademark to protect yourself against an infringement suit, to add value to your company, to put your competitors and the public on notice of your rights in your own brand and to strengthen the legal protection of your mark.
To insert the trademark symbol, press Ctrl+Alt+T. To insert the registered trademark symbol, press Ctrl+Alt+R.
The legal requirements to register a trademark under the Act are: The selected mark should be capable of being represented graphically (that is in the paper form). It should be capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of others.
Steps to Check for a Trademark
Log in to the official website of trademark registration in India: https://ipindiaonline.gov.in. Click on the trademarks tab and then click on public search. There are 3 search criteria available – Wordmark, Vienna code, and Phonetic.
The two primary types of marks are trademarks and service marks. The two other marks—certification marks and collective marks—occur much less frequently and must meet different requirements for registration.
Registering your trade mark creates an official record of your rights as owner of a particular trade mark and makes it easier to prevent others from using it.
The purpose of registration is to be above board with all the details of the company. The prospectus provides a summary of the company's share offering to the investors, including the size, what the funds raised will be used for, and contact information for the company.
What is registration and why is it important?
Registration provides confidence that your skills and knowledge are up to date. As continuing professional development (CPD) is a requirement of ongoing registration, you can clearly demonstrate that your skills and knowledge are being kept up-to-date and that you are able to practise safely and effectively.
What is Trademark vs. Registered? The trademark symbol (TM) is a mark that companies often use on a logo, name, phrase, word, or design that represents the business. The registered symbol (R) represents a mark that is a registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Unlike patents and copyrights, trademarks do not expire after a set period of time. Trademarks will persist so long as the owner continues to use the trademark. Once the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), grants a registered trademark, the owner must continue to use the trademark in ordinary commerce.