What is a trademark?

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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.

How to adopt a trademark?

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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.

Are the trademarks transferable?

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Yes, like any other property trademarks can also be transferred by way of assignment or transmission.

Is the registration needs to be renewed?

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Yes, the registration of a trademark is valid for a period of 10 years. However, it can be renewed every 10 years, perpetually.