- Public Search
- Drafting and filing application
- Support / Expert Advice till Registration
- Replying to Objections in Examination Report
- Departmental Hearings on Objections
The official fee/Departmental fee of a trademark application for indiviuals,startups and MSME entities is 4,500/- per application per class and 9,000/- per application per class for all other applications. Further,if the mark is used by the applicant since a prior date in respect of the goods and service mentioned in the application, it is compulsorily required to be accompanied with a User Affidavit as per Rule 25 of the Trademark Rules, 2017. The professional fees for drafting and submitting a user affidavit is Rs. 500/- which is exclusive of the above fees.
Once you fill in the above details, our expert will call you to understand your requirements in a better way and to brief you about the entire registration process and will conduct a public search for your desired trade name. Upon confirmation of our engagement by you, we will dedicate you a relationship manager who will take care of all your needs.
An image (.jpg file) of the name/logo/slogan and an authorization letter is what all we need to execute the application. We at The Online Consultants, work towards minimizing the hassles of the client, keeping this moto in mind our executives will give you a single check list of documents needed so that we don’t bother you time and again for documents.
Once your application is prepared, you would be asked to make payment for processing the application. The Online Consultants facilitate payments through secure online payment gateway. After successful completion of all the formalities by you, our experts will execute the Trademark registration application within 2 hours and provide you with a system generated receipt as issued by the department in this regard.
Before filing an application, a trademark search is highly recommended, as this will give an indication of any existing trademarks which have been applied for/or registered. The cost of conducting a trademark search is quite insignificant in comparison to the efforts and costs involved in branding. Once the search report is positive, our experts will draft & file the trademark application. Upon filing of the application, the registry will issue an official receipt bearing a unique trademark number. Our experts take a maximum of 2 hours to search and file a Trademark application.
Once the application is successfully filed & application number is allotted the application is then formally examined by the Indian Trade Marks Office, as to its inherent registrability and/or any similarity with existing marks. If an objection to registration is raised, an official examination report will issue. To overcome the objection, it is necessary to file a written response or presenting evidence of acquired distinctiveness and in most cases, a hearing with the examiner is posted. If, following examination, the trade mark application is considered allowable, the trademark will be published in the Trade Marks Journal. An application is examined within 8-10 months of the date of application.
After an application is examined and passed all objections by the examiner/Registrar will issue a Letter of Acceptance (TLA order) after which the trademark will be published in the Trade Marks Journal. A trademark is published in the journal so as to give the general public a final chance to oppose the registration. The application is kept open for oppositions for a period of 4 months. If there are no oppositions within 4 months from the date of advertisement in the Trade Marks Journal, then a trademark registration certificate will be issued and registration is conclusive.
(i) in case of an enterprise engaged in the manufacture or production of goods, an
enterprise where the investment in plant and machinery does not exceed the limit specified for a
medium enterprise under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Micro, Small and
Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006); and
(ii) In case of an enterprise engaged in providing or rendering of services, an enterprise where the investment in equipment is not more than the limit specified for a medium enterprise under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006.