A trademark is a word, name, sign, symbol, logo or device which is used in relation to the articles of commerce or the services to distinguish it from the other same or similar goods or services coming from a different source.
No, a trademark can be registered for intended use or proposed use.
A trademark should be easy to speak, spell and remember. The proprietor should avoid using laudatory words such as best, superb, perfect etc. It is always advisable to conduct a market survey and trademark search with the Registry before using a trademark.
Any person or legal entity claiming to be the proprietor can apply for trademark registration.
Yes, like any other property trademarks can also be transferred by way of assignment or transmission.
Yes, a third party can use the trademark under a license from the proprietor of the trademark.
Yes, the trademark can be removed from the register of trademarks. This can be done on the ground that the mark is wrongly remaining on the register.
Yes, the trademark can be amended. However, the amendment should not amount to substantial change in the original character of the trademark.
Yes, the registration of a trademark is valid for a period of 10 years. However, it can be renewed every 10 years, perpetually.
No, the export of the goods originating from India also amounts to be use in the territory of India.
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